CPI(M) leader held for attacking mosque: Bid to trigger communal disturbance, say police

The Kerala Police has arrested a CPI(M) leader for attacking a mosque in Perambra, Kozhikode. Atul Das, CPI(M) branch secretary, was detained for pelting stones at Perambra Juma Mazjid. Das is also a member of DYFI regional committee.

Das attacked the mosque on Thursday, during hartal called by the Sabarimala Karma Samiti in protest against the CPM-sponsored violation of tradition in Sabarimala.

A CCTV camera installed near the mosque captured the visuals of the CPM leader and other DYFI workers who indulged in the attack.

CPM in collaboration with various religious terrorist and anti-national outfits unleashed violence across the state on the hartal day to vitiate the communal atmosphere of the state and malign the Hindu organisations. The police said that the motive of the assailants was to create a communal riot in the region. The accused have been booked under various sections of IPC and CrPC, including those of instigating communal riots.

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