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CPI(M), Cong observe hartals against attacks on workers

Press Trust of India  |  Kannur (Ker) 

The ruling CPI(M) and the opposition in are observing separate hartals in the volatile Kannur district today, protesting attacks on their workers allegedly by and activists.

The CPI(M) is observing a dawn-to-dusk hartal in areas falling under Panoor municipality to protest the crude bomb attack on its workers last evening allegedly by a group of men.

Fourteen people, including four police personnel, sustained injuries in the attack which took place during a procession by CPI(M) activists at Kaivellikal, police had said.

The is holding a hartal in Kadambur panchayat, where a cultural centre named after former Prime minister was damaged allegedly by workers last night.

leader Satheeshan Pacheni alleged that and workers were behind the attack.

Meanwhile, a senior police official today said 10 BJP/RSS workers were taken into custody and swords allegedly seized from them.

There is heavy deployment of police in the area.

The incidents came days after the BJP launched the 'JanaRaksha' yatra from Kannur to highlight the "Red and Jihadi terrorism"in the state.

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First Published: Mon, October 09 2017. 13:28 IST