TN: Petrol bomb hurled at RSS leader’s house
24 September, 2022 | Pranay Lad
In the early hours of Saturday, a petrol bomb was thrown at the home of an RSS leader at Tambaram, close to Chennai, according to the police. No one was hurt, and no significant property damage occ...
In the early hours of Saturday, a petrol bomb was thrown at the home of an RSS leader at Tambaram, close to Chennai, according to the police.
No one was hurt, and no significant property damage occurred. “The home of RSS official Seetharaman in Tambaram, close to Chennai, was attacked with a petrol bomb. efforts being made to apprehend two unknown individuals who tossed a petrol bomb, “according to the police in Tamil Nadu.
Seetharaman, a 62-year-old district coordinator for the RSS, and his family were present inside the home. After hearing a loud boom, family members hastened outside.
“We saw a fire outdoors at roughly 4 a.m. after hearing a loud noise. Thoughts of a short circuit were dismissed, though. We put out the fire and dialled the cops. They obtained the accused’s video, “Seetharaman disclosed to a news organisation.
Police from Chitlapakkam arrived at the scene after learning about the event and looked at the local CCTV video. The video showed that suspects on a two-wheeler had pulled up in front of Sitharaman’s home, lit the fuel bottle there, and then thrown it inside.
Following the information, Pallikaranai Deputy Commissioner Jose Thangaiah arrived at the scene, examined the area where the petrol bomb was hurled, and conducted further investigation.
There is a buzz about the occurrence in the Tambaram region.
On Friday night, a second bottle bomb was hurled at BJP member Sarath’s home in Kuniyamuthur, Tamil Nadu, damaging a vehicle parked there. A bottle containing combustible material was thrown at the BJP headquarters earlier on Thursday.
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.
“Petrol bomb hurled at our office, this is how terror attacks happen,” BJP worker Nandkumar said on Thursday. “Raids (against PFI) took place at numerous places, it is the anniversary of Hindu Munnani leader and BJP National president is also in the state.”
“The bomb hurdled at the BJP headquarters was not a petrol bomb, it was a kerosene-filled bottle bomb,” GK Nagaraj stated when discussing it.
To take control of the situation and start an investigation, police arrived on the scene.
The event happened a few hours after the senior Popular Front of India (PFI) leaders’ 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.
Searches were carried out on Thursday at 93 locations across 15 Indian states. Andhra Pradesh (4), Telangana (1), Delhi (19), Kerala (11), Karnataka (8), Tamil Nadu (3), Uttar Pradesh (1), Rajasthan (2), Hyderabad (5), Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa, West Bengal, Bihar, and Manipur were among the states where the raids were carried out.
Sources claim that yesterday’s combined operation by the National Investigation Agency, Enforcement Directorate, and state police units across 15 states in various parts of the nation netted a total of 106 Popular Front of India (PFI) militants.
The NIA registered five cases after receiving “continued inputs and evidence” that the PFI leaders and cadres were involved in funding terrorism and terrorist activities, running training camps for armed instruction, and radicalising individuals to join prohibited organisations. The searches were done in connection with those cases.
Over the past several years, numerous criminal lawsuits have been filed in various states against the PFI and its leaders and members for their involvement in numerous violent activities.
The PFI and SDPI employees protested the raids earlier on Thursday in Mangaluru, Karnataka, and the state police then detained them.
In opposition to the NIA raid at the party headquarters in Chennai, PFI workers sat in the middle of the road.
Kerala introduced the PFI in 2006.