Kunigal: Five police officers sustained injuries after the escort vehicle of former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy hit the divider near Thippur gate.
The injured policemen are Mahesh, Manjunath, Jagadeesh, Anand, and Harish.
The incident took place when HD Kumaraswamy was returning back to Bengaluru from Mangaluru after visiting the families of three youths killed in the district recently.
Kumaraswamy had slammed the ruling BJP for not meeting victim Muslim youths kin.
He first visited the family of Masood, a 19-year-old migrant labourer in Bellare town who was killed on July 21.
Masood’s family had pleaded that their son was a victim and that they were not given justice.
The former chief minister also visited the family of 31-year-old Praveen Kumar Nettaru, pacified his wife and parents and pledged his support in the fight for justice.
He also gave his personal number and asked them to contact him in case of the financial crisis.
Besides, Kumaraswamy also met the family of 23-year-old Mohammad Fazil Mangalpet and offered his condolences to them.
Kumaraswamy issued a Rs 5 lakh cheque each to all three victims’ families.