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Metro services halt across Bengaluru as staff protests arrests

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Bengaluru: Thousands in Bengaluru struggled on Friday morning as metro services came to a halt over a protest by its employees against the arrest of their colleagues.

Metro trains across the IT city have not been running since 5 am.

As per sources, metro officials alleged that on Thursday morning, employees at a station in the city were attacked by Karnataka policemen posted for security.

About 35 metro staff allegedly retaliated, after which six employees were arrested. Four of them have been released but the metro staff is demanding that the remaining two be let off. Two constables of the Karnataka State Industrial Security Forces were also arrested on the complaint of a Metro staffer.

Around three lakh people use the Bengaluru Metro in a day.

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