Bangalore police SI's death sparks conspiracy theories

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Cop's death sparks conspiracy theories
Bangalore, Jan 16: Conspiracy theories galore in the wake of police sub-inspector Mallikarjun Bande's death on Wednesday, says a DNA report.

Many groups allege that government failed to provide appropriate medical treatment to Bande and have demanded a CBI inquiry into the incident.

Bande sustained head injuries in a shootout with rowdy Munna Darbadar on January 8. Many allege that inspector general of police Wazir Ahmed had instructed Bande not to shoot back at Munna. The move is suspicious, many allege.

Meanwhile, some of the police personnel allege that Bande, who was a PSI with the law and order branch of Humnabad police station, was transferred to the crime branch. The protesters allege that some vested political interests were behind the sudden 'transfer move'. Bande had earned many enemies by being diligent at work, the protesters say.

According to the founder of Yuva Kesari Sanghatane, Raju Bhavani, Bande was a prime target of the underworld and the land mafia. Bande seldom received support from his superiors in tackling the mafia, he says.

Bande succumbed to his injuries at Yashoda Super Speciality Hospital in Hyderabad. Initially, the government had proposed to shift Bande to the UK for better treatment. However, the proposal was struck down by the doctors who cited his critical state of health. Though the government coud have tried to brink foreign experts to Hyderabad, they didn't do that, say protesters.

What fosters the conspiracy theories is that none of Bande's seniors or politicians visited the hospital for more than 12 hours after the reports of his death were confirmed.

After bande's death too, controversies continued to surface. The policeman's relatives fought with the police and the state government for not consulting with them before shifting his body to Gulbarga from Hyderabad.

Many organisations have demanded a CBI inquiry into the incident. Protesters took to the streets, blocking roads, burning tyres, and staging demonstrations against the government on Wednesday.

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