3 men accused of hurling petrol bomb at Coimbatore BJP office taken into custody

Coimbatore: Two men accused of throwing a petrol bomb at Bharatiya Janata Party's office in Coimbatore was arrested while another surrendered before the police on Wednesday.

The accused, named Jeeva Nanthan, Gautham and Balu, are workers of Thanthai Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam (TDPK).

A petrol bomb was hurled at the BJP's office in Coimbatore by unidentified miscreants on Wednesday morning after the statue of social reformer Periyar (EVR Ramasamy) was vandalised in Vellore just like Vladimir Lenin's statue in Tripura.

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BJP founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee's statue was also vandalized in Kolkata's Kalighat on Wednesday.

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Dr BR Ambedkar's statue was also razed by unidentified people in Meerut's Mawana on late Tuesday night.

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Meanwhile, after incidents of toppling of statues have been reported from certain parts of the country, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has asked the states that they must take all necessary measures to prevent such incidents.

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Taking serious notes of such incidents of vandalism, the MHA said that anyone who is indulged in such acts must be sternly dealt with and booked under relevant provisions of law.

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