Kerala Police raids RSS office, recovers crude bombs, swords and other weapons

Thiruvananthapuram – Kerala police raided the district office of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) at Nedumangad in Kerala Wednesday evening and recovered a huge cache of swords, knives, daggers, wooden rods, granites, and chemical used for country bombs.

The raid was conducted after violence broke out on January 3 during a protest by Sabarimala Karma Samithi. The protest was backed by BJP, RSS, and other right-wing organizations.

“Swords, knives, daggers, wooden rods and sack of granites were seized from the RSS office. They had also stored a chemical used in country bombs,” told Nedumangad Sub Inspector Anil Kumar.

“No workers (pracharaks) of the RSS were present at the time of the raid at the office,” he added.

An RSS worker Praveen was caught on the CCTV camera hurling a country bomb at the Nedumangad Police station, and the raid was made on a tipoff that Praveen would come to the RSS office, Anil Kumar told media.

Two workers were arrested for initiating voilence on the roads, however Police is yet to arrest other four RSS workers including Praveen.

In the recent past, Police arrested an RSS worker N Nishant for hurling crude bomb near Nedumangad police station, and a BJP worker P Pratheesh was nabbed for attacking a police jeep during the protests.

Protests broke loose on January 3 and several CPI(M) offices were attacked, the Police was forced to use tear-gas shells to disperse the protestors, in the mean while, more then 31 Policemen were injured and more than 100 Kerala State buses were badly damaged.

Police have arrested over 3187 protestors and over 1300 cases have been booked.