The Karnataka Cabinet on Thursday is learnt to have accepted the magisterial probe report into riots at D J Halli and K G Halli, in Bengaluru, in August 2020.
The report is said to have confirmed the role of the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) in the violence.
The SDPI is the political arm of the banned Popular Front of India (PFI).
The riots were orchestrated and not spontaneous, and it has also justified police action of opening fire, bursting of tear gas shells and caning of rioters, the official sources said citing the report.
Three people were killed and over 50 injured in the riots that erupted in D J Halli and K G Halli, allegedly due to a derogatory social media post on Prophet Mohammed by a relative of Pulakeshinagar Congress MLA Akhanda Srinivas Murthy.
The MLA’s house and the KG Halli police station were torched in the riots.
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