Kannur | Valapatnam Police today arrested three CPI(M) activists in connection with attempt to murder a Yuva Morcha local leader at Puthiyatheruvu, following which. the BJP called a dawn-to- dusk hartal in protest against the attack.
Police arrested CPI(M) activists Ajinas alias Aju (23) of Valapatnam,N Mubarak (20) and C Sujith (26) of Puthiyatheruvu. The three activists attacked Azhikode Mandalam General Secretary, M Arjun with swords and seriously injured him in the stomach last night at Puthiyatheruvu. He was admitted to Kozhikode Medical College Hospital.
Police regisitered an attempt to murder case. The arrested were later produced before the Thaliparamba Judicial First Class Magistrate.
Meanwhile, BJP called for a dawn-to dusk hartal at Chirakkal Panchayat , which was total. However the traffic was not blocked anywhere for the convenience of public.
In another incident, the CPI(M) controlled Sree Narayana Guru Memorial Library at Kandoth near Payyanur was attacked , allegedly by BJP activists, damaging the doors and furniture early today.
Payyanur police registerd a case in this connection and investigation was on.
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