Bengaluru Bakery Vandalised Over Facebook Post Supporting Pak Army

The bakery is located on 4th Link Road in Mandiwala. Neither the owner nor his brother were at the bakery.

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Neither Muneer nor his brother were at the bakery when the mob attacked.

A mob of around 10 people vandalised the Plaza bakery in Bengaluru's Mandiwala on Sunday, 3 March, after the owner's brother allegedly added a "I stand by Pakistan Army" filter to his Facebook profile picture, The News Minute reported.

The bakery is run by Muneer. His brother, Abdul Saleem had put the picture up three days ago, when IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was in Pakistan’s custody.

Neither Muneer nor his brother were at the bakery when the mob attacked. The bakery is located on the 4th Link Road in Mandiwala.

The News Minute quoted a police official as saying that the building owner tried to reason with the angry mob but the group did not listen.

A case of rioting has been registered against the mob under Section 146 of the IPC and the police have filed a suo motu complaint against Abdul for allegedly provoking the public. The complaint against Abdul has been filed under IPC sections 124A (Sedition), 507 (Criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication), 153A (Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth), and 155 (Liability of person for whose benefit riot is committed), The News Minute reported.

However, no arrests have been reported so far. A search for Abdul is on in Kannur, Kerala, where his uninhabited ancestral house has also been vandalised by unknown persons.

(With inputs from The News Minute.)

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