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Hurling of kerosene bottles : 14 arrested in 11 cases, says DGP

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Chennai: A total of 14 people were arrested in 11 cases registered following hurling of petrol and kerosone filled bottles at the residences and properties of BJP and RSS functionaries in Tamil Nadu.

Director General of Police C.Sylendra Babu, in a release,here today said a total of 19 criminal cases were registered in the wake of hurling kerosene-filled bottles at houses, vehicles and in commercial establishments in Coimbatore, Erode, Madurai, Salem, Dindigul, Tuticorin and Kanniyakumari districts since the NIA raids on PFI premises and itsleaders on Thursday last for alleged terror funding, money laundering, for organising training camps and radicalising people to join proscribed organisations.

The DGP said 19 cases were registered and after investigations 14 people were arrested in respect of 11 cases. Though the DGP did not divulge to which outfit the arrested belonged to, their names were announced.

He said two people–Jesuraj and Ilias–were arrested for hurling kersone-filled bottles at vehicles in Kuniyamuthur area, while three people–Mohd Rafiq (26), Malik alias Sadiq Pasha (32) and Rameez Raja (32)–were arrested for similar offences at Pollachi.

The DGP said two people–Syed Ali (42) and Khader Hussain (33)–were arrested for hurling a kersone bottle at an house at Ammapettai in Salem district, while two others–Samsudeen (32) and Hussain for committing similar offences in Madurai city.

While one person, Sikandar (22), was arrested for hurling kerosone bottled at a car nd a two-wheeler, four people– Saddam Hussain, Ashique, Jaffer and Khaleel Rahman– were arrested for attempting to set fire a timber shop in Erode district, the DGP said.

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