Police said that there are 11 accused in the case who are all affiliated to the Left party.

RSS office vandalised in Kannur allegedly by CPI M workers
news Crime Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 08:49

An RSS office at Dharadam in Kannur, which had been newly inaugurated, was vandalised by a 10-member gang on Monday.

Both the RSS and the BJP allege that the CPI (M) was behind the attack. Police said that there are 11 accused in the case who are all affiliated to the Left party.

"We couldn’t trace any one of the accused yet, the search is on,” Dharmadam police told The News Minute. The office, named Kesava Kendram, was inaugurated on Sunday reports Manorama Online.

The miscreants destroyed the furniture inside the newly inaugurated office and also smashed the windows.

They also threatened the women and children who were present inside the office. Kannur is infamous for the long-running tensions between the CPI (M) and RSS/BJP. Dharmadam is the constituency of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. 

The fight between the right wing and Left party has intensified in Kannur and in the neighbouring district Kozhikode after the CPI (M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) assumed power in May 2016. 

On March 4 this year, three RSS workers were attacked in Kozhikode allegedly by the CPI (M). One RSS worker, Keezhariyur Mandalam Karyawahak, was seriously injured in the attack.

On March 2, CPI (M) Vishnumangalam Branch Committee office in Kozhikode was set on fire allegedly by RSS workers. Hours before that, the RSS office at Kallachi, which is near Vishnumangalam, was attacked allegedly by CPI (M) workers. 

On March 18, six persons were injured in a clash at Muzhuppilangad in Kannur in which activists of both the CPI (M) and the BJP were involved.

As many as 14 political murders have been reported in the state after the LDF came to power. In most of the cases, the parties involved were the CPI (M) and RSS/BJP workers. Seven cases have been reported from Kannur while four were reported from Dharmadam.

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