RSS Men and police Hurt in Two Separate Bomb Blasts in Kerala, Case registered against 10 RSS men

THALASSERY(IANS): Four RSS activists and a policeman suffered injuries in two separate incidents of bomb blasts at Parsikkunnu, Madapeedika and Kodiyeri, near here, in the wee hours of Friday and a case was registered against 10 RSS activists in this regard.

RSS Men and police Hurt in Two Separate Bomb Blasts in Kerala, Case registered against 10 RSS men

The leg of one of the RSS men was severed in the explosion. A civil police officer, Sajilesh, 26, of the KAP camp also suffered minor injuries in the attack on policemen by alleged BJP activists. He was given first aid.

RSS activists Mahesh, 30, Shinoj, 25 and Ashish, 25, were admitted to the Kozhikode Medical College Hospital.

Another RSS worker, Shyju, was admitted to a hospital in Thalassery.

“A case was registered against BJP-RSS activists for preventing policemen from discharging duties and for murder attempt.

“The accused in the case included those who suffered injuries in the explosion. The RSS men suffered injuries as bombs exploded from their hands while returning after throwing bombs on policemen on patrolling duty in the area,” the New Mahe police said.

Security has been beefed up in the area. The Thalassery ASP, CI and other officials are camping at the place. The bomb shells collected from the site were sent for forensic examination.

Police force had been deployed in the area as tension had been brewing there during the last couple of days following ruckus between CPM and RSS activists on some local issues.

The CPM had alleged that the RSS workers had destroyed the campaign material of the party and objected to the practice parade of the CPM, organised in connection with the party Thalassery area conference to be held at Paral on December 13.

“We rushed to Parsikkunnu by 8.30 pm on Thursday following an incident of scuffle between CPM and BJP activists.

“The agitated mob was dispersed by 9 pm and a team was deployed for patrolling duty in the area. The RSS activists hurled bombs on policemen on duty there, by 12.30 am,” the police said.

Meanwhile, the CPM Thalassery area committee, in a statement, alleged that the RSS was involved in deliberate attempts to destroy peace in the region and stored a large number of bombs and weapons in its pockets in the area.

At Kommalvayal and Chellath Madapura in the region, bombs were hurled in front of the houses of a former municipal councillor and a CPM local committee member, CPM Thalassery area secretary M C Pavithran alleged. BJP Thalassery constituency committee president N Haridas alleged that a group of CPM workers hurled bombs on RSS men who were waiting in front of a house at Parsikkunnu.