Bengaluru riots: Former corporator Rakib Zakir arrested

Sandeep Patil, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) confirmed the arrest of Zakir and said further details cannot be shared till they interrogate him.

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Karnataka, Aug 12 (ANI): Vehicles burnt by angry mob as the violence broke out over an alleged inciting social media post, at DJ Halli police station, in Bengaluru on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)

New Delhi: Former Corporator Rakib Zakir was arrested last night in DJ Halli violence case, said Sandeep Patil, Joint Commissioner, Central Crime Branch, Bengaluru.

Earlier, the CCB officials had arrested former mayor R Sampath Raj. Zakir was absconding for more than one-and-half months. He was on run along with Sampath, but the former Mayor decided to surrender before police on November 17 as all the efforts as all the efforts made by him to quash the FIR and get anticipatory bail got rejected. The High Court had also directed the CCB officials to arrest Sampath.

This is a developing story.

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