Violence erupts in Kannur, BJP, RSS office set on fire hours after bomb attack on CPM workers 

July 12, 2017, 9:49 am
Violence erupts in Kannur, BJP, RSS office set on fire hours after bomb attack on CPM workers 
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Violence erupts in Kannur, BJP, RSS office set on fire hours after bomb attack on CPM workers 

Violence erupts in Kannur, BJP, RSS office set on fire hours after bomb attack on CPM workers 

Hours after country-made bombs hurled on annual gathering to remember the killing of CPM activist in Kannur C V Dhanaraj in which seven Left activists including women were injured, the office of BJP and RSS was attacked and set on fire by unidentified men, NDTV reported.

BJP blamed that the CPI(M) was behind the attack. One of their partymen was also injured in the attack after which the BJP has called for a shut down in Payyannur of Kannur district of Kerala.

Rejecting the BJP's allegation, the CPI-M workers said that BJP workers threw three country-made bombs at their meeting in Payannur on Tuesday evening.

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, police told news agency PTI.

Kannur district is infamous for political violence between the BJP and CPM, with a history running over three decades.

In May this year, a 32-year-old BJP activist, who was an acused in murder case of CPM activist Dhanaraj, was hacked to death.

The violence continued even after political leaders in Kannur at an all-party meeting decided to end political violence to ensure peace in the area.