Thiruvananthapuram :- In a raid conducted by Kerala police at Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)’ district office in Kerala’s Nedumangad on Wednesday police seized daggers, scythes and hydrogen peroxide, a chemical substance used to make crude bombs.
The raid was conducted in connection with the bomb attack on Nedumangad police station during a strike by Sabarimala Karma Samithi with the support of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
The police have also found evidence that Praveen, an accused in the bombing case, was using the office as a hideout. The police recovered a receipt of a courier that was sent to Praveen. The officials received a tip-off that Praveen was hiding in the office and acted on it.
On hartal day, four bombs were hurled at the Nedumangad police station. The officials had to run to safety to avoid the attack. The accused is absconding.
Violent protests broke out on the shutdown day and several CPI(M) offices were vandalised. The police had to use tear gas shells to break up the violence during which around 31 policemen were injured and over 100 state transport buses of KSRTC were reportedly damaged.