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12 people being quizzed over attack on police station: CM

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Chief Minister K Palaniswami today said 12 people were being interrogated in connection with the attack on a police station here.

No one was injured and no damage had been caused in yesterday's attack on the Teynampet police station, he informed the after the opposition raised the issue.

Two bike-borne men had hurled a lit kerosene-filled bottle at the station in the early hours, resulting in a fire, he said. "A policeman on duty immediately put out the fire. There was no injury to anybody. There was no damage too."

After scrutinising CCTV visuals, 12 people have been brought under the investigation net. The police is carrying out intensive enquiries with one of them since his appearance "matched" with that of a miscreant spotted in the video, the chief minister said.

A case has been registered and special teams have been formed to crack the case, he said, adding that all efforts were on to nab the culprits.

Palaniswami also responded to the DMK's contention that CCTV cameras in the police station were not functioning properly, saying a total of 10 cameras were installed there, but dust had settled on them.

"Therefore, the images (captured by the cameras) were not clear. However, all steps will be taken to nab the culprits," he said.

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First Published: Fri, July 14 2017. 14:42 IST