Cauvery row: 52 buses set on fire at depot in Bengaluru
Around 200 people had stormed into the depot and burnt down the buses, eye witnesses reported.
Bengaluru has witnessed violence since morning over the Cauvery waters issue and since afternoon the situation has only worsened although Home Minister, G Parameshwar claimed in a press conference that the situation was brought under control.
An angry mob entered the depot at around 6.00 PM and set fire to all the buses that were parked over there. All buses bearing the Tamil Nadu registration had suspended operations since morning.
Several buses, lorries and other vehicles bearing the TN registration were vandalised by protestors today.
Earlier home minister Parameshwar told the press that nearly 27 vehicles had been damaged. 10 companies of RAF and CRPF have been deployed and more than 200 people had been detained, he also said.
He also said that great injustice has been done to the people of Karnataka. However we must all protest peacefully he also appealed to the people. He also said that a cabinet meeting had been convened to discuss the issue tomorrow at 11.30 AM.