Police on high alert -Kannur bomb attacks

Kannur police

Additional police force has been deployed in tension gripped areas in Kannur in the wake of increased bomb attacks in the region. Combing operation for bombs have also been intensified. BJP Parliamentarians, Nalin Kumar Kateel representing Dakshina Kannada constituency of Karnataka and Om Birla MP from Kota-Bundi constituency of Rajasthan will visit the tension gripped areas on Monday. The police imposed a strict vigil after clashes in the region started settling political scores.

It was found that steel bombs were mostly used to carry out attacks. A high-level meeting of police officials convened on Sunday decided to intensify raids to suppress the clashes. They are intending to restore peace using police force of all police stations in the district and AR camp along with the Rapid Action force.

CPM activists’ murder in Kasaragod: First accused held

An all-party meeting in the backdrop of increasing violence in the state is also being viewed as a significant move. Meanwhile, the CPM is trying to prevent the efforts of the BJP to make political gains out of the violence. Although 26 cases were registered in the district in connection with the violence no one has been taken into custody so far. Moreover, the all-party peace meet in Azhikode, where Section 144 has been clamped, was also foiled.

On Monday, a CPM activist who was riding on a bike with bombs was detained. Chackarakkal Thilanoor native Sanoj (30) was arrested during a vehicle inspection by the police. Two country-made bombs were found wrapped in a bag was recovered from him.

The police initiated a probe on the basis of his disclosure and arrested one Nalinakshan, who is said to have made the bomb and his two aides named Jineesh and Gokulan.

Violence will be dealt with strongly: Chennithala

Violence unleashed by any political party would be strongly dealt with, Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said on Monday.

He made the comment after a high-level meeting here of senior police officials and bureaucrats to review the law and order situation after a series of political clashes, involving the RSS-BJP and CPM activists on the eve of Onam.

The law would be strictly adhered to and none would be spared if they indulge in activities that disturb the peace as was recently the case on account of political rivalry, he told reporters.

“There has been a concerted move to disturb the peace in the state. My requests to the RSS-BJP and the CPM is to end these politics of violence. At no cost will the law breakers be allowed to go scot-free,” said Chennithala.

“It will be put down with an iron hand,” he added.

In the violence that broke out last week, one member each of the BJP and CPM were killed and a dozen others injured in five districts, including Kasargode and Kannur.

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