DAVANAGERE: Around 200 minority community families have reportedly fled homes in Channagiri town of Karnataka‘s Davanagere district and nearby villages after cops approached some members to help identify those involved in an attack on the local police station on May 24.
Nearly a dozen cops were wounded and eight vehicles damaged in stone-pelting after a mob attacked Channagiri police station protesting the alleged custodial death of a 30-year-old man, Adil.So far, 30 people have been arrested over the violence.
“At least 100 minority community homes are locked in Honnebagi village. Another 60 families in Nallur and 40 families in Agarabannihatti have also left their homes. Most commercial establishments in Channagiri town, such as bakeries and garages, have been shut since last week,” a source said.
The Siddaramaiah-led Congress govt has handed the probe to CID. State home minister G Parameshwara earlier visited Channagiri PS and ordered the arrests of those involved in the violence.
Police have identified 108 persons. Of these, details of 55 have been obtained from video footage. Davanagere ASP Vijaykumar Santosh said “members of minority community shared details” of some trouble-makers.

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