The party also released a CCTV footage to the media, which shows the seven-member gang unleashing violence. The gang also attacked a civil police officer who tried to note down the number of the motorcycle in which the miscreants came. In an apparent retaliation, unidentified miscreants pelted stones at the city residence of the CPI(M) state secretary. Besides, several houses of both the CPI(M) and the BJP leaders also came under attack last night. Police strengthened the security measures in view of the renewed violence between the party activists.
Meanwhile, CPI(M) state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan strongly condemned the violent incidents. He said the CPI (M) would not support any attack on the offices of any political party. The present violence was triggered by the BJP to divert attention from the medical scam involving BJP leaders. BJP leader O Rajagopal, MLA, alleged that the CPI(M) activists were taking law in their own hands. Police remained as a mute spectator when the CPI(M) unleashed violence in the city. (UNI)