Bengaluru: Narayanaswamy, former block Congress president of K R Puram, who entered The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) revenue office at Horamavu forcefully, sprayed petrol and threatened to torch the office was arrested and remanded to the judicial custody for 14 days.
He was in hiding for the past three days and surrendered to Ramamurthynagar police on Friday, February 23. Police took him to BBMP revenue office at Horamavu, where he showed his act of goondaism and conducted spot inquiry. He was produced to 10th additional metropolitan court on the evening of Friday and the court has remanded him to 14 days of judicial custody.
A First Information Report (FIR) was registered on Narayanaswamy on Tuesday, February 20 at Ramamurthynagar police station for the ruckus he created in BBMP revenue office Horamavu on Friday, February 16.
Narayanaswamy was continuously changing his hideout from the day of the incident and went to places like Mysuru, Mangaluru, Chikkamagaluru and Kalaburagi. He was scared of getting arrested. Finally, he returned to Banjara Guest House near Kalkere on the morning of Friday, February 23. Police who got the news of his return to Bengaluru were about to arrest him. However, he himself surrendered to the police.
Narayanaswamy had threatened the officials at the BBMP office of torching it if he was not given the land portfolio. He took the bottle of petrol from his accomplice and sprayed the same in the office. The video of the same went viral on all social sites.
Five cases under IPC sections 353, 427, 341, 504 and 506 have been registered against Narayanaswamy.
Act was done to increase influence
When the police asked Narayanaswamy during the inquiry, as to why he poured petrol inside the office, he replied, “I have done this to increase my influence as the assembly elections are round the corner. I did not intend to pour petrol.”