Petrol bomb hurled at RSS member’s house in Chennai, 3rd incident in 24 hours – India Today

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A petrol bomb was hurled at RSS functionary Seetharaman’s residence, Tambaram, near Tamil Nadu’s Chennai on Saturday. According to cops, efforts are on to nab the accused. This is the third such incident after the massive nationwide crackdown on the Popular Front of India (PFI) by central agencies over terror links.

“At around 4 am, we heard a loud sound and saw fire outside. We thought it was a short circuit, but it wasn’t the case. We doused the fire and called police officials. They got the footage of the accused,” Seetharaman was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

In a similar incident in Kovaipudur in Coimbatore, unidentified persons had hurled petrol bombs at the residence of an RSS functionary, after which security was heightened in the region. No injuries were reported.

An RSS office in Kerala’s Kannur was attacked in a similar manner. A petrol bomb was thrown at the office by two unidentified persons on a bike amid a bandh called by the radical outfit. An investigation is underway.

On Friday, the state witnessed sporadic incidents of violence as stones were pelted at cops, state transport buses, and shops. Few cops were injured in the incident, and the windows of state-run buses were completely shattered.

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