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Kerosene bottle hurled at residence of RSS functionary in Salem, tense situation

- September 25, 2022

Chennai, Sept 25 (BPNS)

Ammapet area in Salem district of Tamil Nadu is tense after police detained five Muslim youths following an incident of a Kerosene-filled bottle thrown at the residence of an RSS functionary.

The incident occurred at 1.45 am on Sunday and a Kerosene-filled bottle was lit and thrown at the residence of V.K. Rajan, a functionary of the RSS in Ammapet town.

Ammapet police told BPNS that immediately after the incident, Rajan filed a complaint, and police team reached the spot and conducted inquiries. N. Madasamy, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Salem reached the residence of Rajan and conducted preliminary inquiries.

The situation in the area is tense after police took into custody five Muslim youths and are interrogating them. According to RSS sources, the  Kerosene oil-laden lit bottle was thrown at Rajan’s residence as a retaliation to the arrest of Popular Front of India (PFI) leaders and cadres from different parts of the country in an NIA raid held on Thursday morning.

Police however refused to comment on the reasons behind the incident and called upon the people of the area not to indulge in any violence.

R.P. Gopinath, BJP Tamil Nadu state committee member while speaking to reporters at Ammapet called upon the police to immediately arrest the culprits behind the incident. He said that not many people were of knew of Rajan’s association with the RSS and added that the anti-social elements had garnered information on him and threw Kerosene-laden lit bottle at his residence.

Gopinath called upon the police to prevent any untoward incidents in the future and to take stringent action.