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Bengaluru Congress leader splashes petrol inside govt office, threatens fire

A video, which was released to the media on Tuesday morning, shows former KR Puram block Congress President Narayanaswamy, a close associate of KR Puram MLA Byrathi Basavaraj, threatening to set the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike ward office in Horamavu on fire.

Narayanaswamy is seen splashing petrol inside the office premises and on Assistant Revenue Officer Chengal Rayappa, and demanding that one of his associates bring him the papers which needed to be signed.

“Narayanaswamy wanted the Assistant Revenue Officer’s signature on a katha document, which would attest to him being the property owner. He had refused multiple times and, on February 16, he took his threats to the next level. He had come prepared as he had a bottle of petrol with him and he started throwing it inside the office and also on Chengal Rayappa,” the BBMP officer said.

"No one is above the law. If Narayanaswamy has committed a crime, then he has to be arrested," the CM Siddaramaiah said.

short by: Nishan Puthran/read more at The News Minute