Tamil Nadu: Petrol bomb hurled at RSS functionary's house after NIA raids

The attack comes a day after the Popular Front of India (PFI) on Friday announced a strike against the country-wide raids conducted by NIA

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Saturday, September 24, 2022, 12:42 PM IST
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Tamil Nadu: Petrol bomb hurled at RSS functionary's house after NIA raids | ANI

A petrol bomb was hurled at the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) functionary Seetharaman's residence at Tamil Nadu's Chitlapakkam in Tambaram, near Chennai, on Saturday.

While speaking to ANI, Seetharaman said, "At around 4 am, we heard a loud sound and saw fire outside. We thought it might be a short circuit, but it wasn't the case. We doused the fire and called police officials. They got the footage of the accused."

The attack comes a day after the Popular Front of India (PFI) on Friday announced a strike against the country-wide raids conducted by the NIA on September 22 at its office and various other locations. Many PFI leaders and workers were also arrested.

On Thursday, two miscreants hurled a petrol bomb at the RSS office in Kerala's Mattannur. Police reached the spot to control the situation.

Miscreants also hurled a bottle filled with an inflammable substance at the BJP office in Coimbatore on Thursday night, triggering tension in the area. Police reached the spot to take control of the situation and conduct a preliminary investigation. No injuries were reported, the police said.

NIA raids 93 PFI houses and offices in 15 states

Raids were conducted at 93 locations in 15 states across the country on Thursday. The states where the raids were conducted included Andhra Pradesh (4), Telangana (1), Delhi (19), Kerala (11), Karnataka (8), Tamil Nadu (3), Uttar Pradesh (1), Rajasthan (2), Hyderabad (5), Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa, West Bengal, Bihar and Manipur.

These searches were conducted at the houses and offices of the top Popular Front of India (PFI) leaders and members in connection with 5 cases registered by the NIA following continued inputs and evidence that the PFI leaders and cadres were involved in the funding of terrorism and terrorist activities, organising training camps for providing armed training and radicalising people to join banned organisations.

During the searches conducted this morning, incriminating documents, cash, sharp-edged weapons, and a large number of digital devices have been seized. The NIA has made 45 arrests in these cases. When the NIA conducted the raids, they found several incriminating documents, more than 100 mobile phones and laptops.

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