Kerala: RSS' Kannur office attacked by 'CPM workers', BJP calls for strike

Kannur: A Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) office at Payyannur in Kannur was allegedly attacked by CPM workers on Tuesday night. No one was inside it at the time of the incident, police said.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

Only a forensic examination will reveal if the office was set on fire or a petrol bomb was hurled. It has suffered some damage, they said.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers alleged that Communist Party of India - Marxist (CPM) was behind the attack. The party called for a strike in Payyanur on Wednesday.

However, CPM workers alleged that BJP activists hurled three country bombs at a motorcycle rally taken out by them at Payannur in the evening on the first death anniversary of CPM worker Dhanraj who was killed allegedly by RSS activists on 11 July 2016.

Four workers suffered minor injuries in the incident, the workers said.

Police said a few houses of workers belonging to both parties were attacked.

Some persons have been taken into custody in connection with the incidents. The situation is under control, they said.

Updated Date: Jul 12, 2017 09:08 AM

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