"People found spreading rumours wouldn't be spared. Those responsible for exodus from Bangalore will not go scott free," Singh told the media here.
Earlier, Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar assured people from the north-eastern states that there is no need for them to leave the state and return home.
Image: INDIA, Bangalore : Northeastern Indian minority residents of Bangalore wait in a train bound for Guwahati, to leave the city following rumours of communal violence against them, on August 16, 2012 in Bangalore. Thousands of Indians from the country's northeast fled southern cities after rumours they would be attacked by Muslims in reprisal for recent ethnic violence, officials said.