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Nearly 400 arrested for looting, vandalism in India's IT hub

  • An Indian policeman hits a motorcyclist for defying curfew, a day after angry mobs burnt and vandalized buses from the neighboring Tamil Nadu state, in Bangalore, capital of the southern Indian state of Karnataka, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. Incidents of looting and vandalism eased Tuesday in parts of India's information technology hub of Bangalore after authorities imposed a curfew amid widespread protests overnight over India's top court ordering the southern state of Karnataka to release water from a disputed river to the neighboring state. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

    An Indian policeman hits a motorcyclist for defying curfew, a day after angry mobs burnt and vandalized buses from the neighboring Tamil Nadu state, in Bangalore, capital of the southern Indian state of Karnataka, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. Incidents of looting and vandalism eased Tuesday in parts of India's information technology hub of Bangalore after authorities imposed a curfew amid widespread protests overnight over India's top court ordering the southern state of Karnataka to release water from a disputed river to the neighboring state. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)  (The Associated Press)

  • A motorist rides past charred remains of a car, a day after it was burnt by an angry mob, in Bangalore, capital of the southern Indian state of Karnataka, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. Incidents of looting and vandalism eased Tuesday in parts of India's information technology hub of Bangalore after authorities imposed a curfew amid widespread protests overnight over India's top court ordering the southern state of Karnataka to release water from a disputed river to the neighboring state of Tamil Nadu. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

    A motorist rides past charred remains of a car, a day after it was burnt by an angry mob, in Bangalore, capital of the southern Indian state of Karnataka, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. Incidents of looting and vandalism eased Tuesday in parts of India's information technology hub of Bangalore after authorities imposed a curfew amid widespread protests overnight over India's top court ordering the southern state of Karnataka to release water from a disputed river to the neighboring state of Tamil Nadu. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)  (The Associated Press)

  • A youth is detained by an Indian paramilitary soldier a day after angry mobs burnt and vandalized buses from the neighboring Tamil Nadu state, in Bangalore, capital of the southern Indian state of Karnataka, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. Incidents of looting and vandalism eased Tuesday in parts of India's information technology hub of Bangalore after authorities imposed a curfew amid widespread protests overnight over India's top court ordering the southern state of Karnataka to release water from a disputed river to the neighboring state. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

    A youth is detained by an Indian paramilitary soldier a day after angry mobs burnt and vandalized buses from the neighboring Tamil Nadu state, in Bangalore, capital of the southern Indian state of Karnataka, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. Incidents of looting and vandalism eased Tuesday in parts of India's information technology hub of Bangalore after authorities imposed a curfew amid widespread protests overnight over India's top court ordering the southern state of Karnataka to release water from a disputed river to the neighboring state. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)  (The Associated Press)

Police say they have arrested nearly 400 people for looting and vandalism in India's information technology hub of Bangalore after a curfew was imposed to quell violence set off by a court ruling over a disputed water source.

Police gunfire killed one protester and injured another on Monday night after rampaging mobs set fire to dozens of buses, trucks and cars and attacked shops and businesses in Bangalore and other parts of the state.

India's top court last week ordered Karnataka state to release water downriver to the state of Tamil Nadu. The river has been disputed for decades, and Karnataka officials say there's not enough water to share.

Top police officer N.S. Megarikh said Tuesday there has been no major incident since Monday night in Bangalore.