The Tamil Nadu Police on Wednesday arrested three men for allegedly hurling two petrol bombs at the Bharatiya Janata Party’s office in Coimbatore, The Hindu reported. The three men are workers of the Thanthai Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam, ANI reported.
The police said four people attacked the two-storey building around 3.20 am on Wednesday. No one was injured in the incident and no major damage has been reported.
Footage from CCTV cameras showed four men on two motorcycles hurling the petrol bombs and fleeing before the police on duty in the area could catch them, the Hindustan Times reported.
Police presence has been stepped up in several parts of the state after BJP leader H Raja’s Facebook post on bringing down statues of social reformer EV Ramasamy, also known as Periyar, stirred a controversy. A Periyar statue was earlier vandalised near Vellore and two people have been arrested.
Raja’s remarks on Facebook came hours after a statue of communist icon Lenin was brought down in Tripura, allegedly by BJP workers, on Tuesday.