Petrol-filled bottle hurled at BJP office in Coimbatore hours after NIA raids against PFI
23 September, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava
A bottle containing combustible material was thrown at the BJP office on Thursday night, in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, raising tensions in the neighbourhood.
Following this, BJP supporters demonstrated in the neighbourhood calling for the offenders to be punished. This is a form of “terror assault,” claims the BJP.
To take control of the situation and start an investigation, police arrived on the scene.
A.S. Ismail, a member of PFI’s national executive committee, was arrested by the NIA on Thursday in Coimbatore.
A BJP member named Nandkumar told reporters: “Our office was hit by a petrol bomb; this is how terrorist strikes happen. Today, raids (against PFI) occurred in a number of locations. The BJP National President is also present in the state for the leader of the Hindu Munnanis’ anniversary.”
The event happened a few hours after prominent Popular Front of India (PFI) leaders and members’ homes and offices throughout India, including Tamil Nadu, were searched in coordination by the National Investigation Agency, Enforcement Directorate, and state police forces on Thursday.