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Cauvery row: 52 buses set on fire at depot in Bengaluru


Bengaluru, Sep 12: The violence has shown no signs of dying down in Bengaluru. Protestors set fire to 52 buses belonging to the Coimbatore based KPN travels which were parked at the depot.

Around 200 people had stormed into the depot and burnt down the buses, eye witnesses reported.

52 buses set on fire in Bengaluru

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.

Read More: Cauvery row (Live): Emergency cabinet meeting at 11.30 AM tomorrow

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.

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