Chennai: Two unidentified persons came in two-wheelers and hurled petrol bombs at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters in Chennai, Tamil Nadu at around 1 am on Thursday. After that, they evaded the police and escaped.
The city police have taken into custody one person in connection with the case. The accused has been identified as 38-year-old Vinoth, and he is being questioned by the police.
According to the police on Wednesday midnight persons riding a two-wheeler had thrown the petrol bombs at the BJP headquarters.
However, the BJP blamed the Tamil Nadu government for the incident. Talking to ANI, BJP’s Karate Thyagarajan said, “A petrol bomb was hurled at our office around 1:30 am. We have informed the police and the BJP cadre will not get afraid of such things.”
A petrol bomb was hurled at our office around 1:30 am. Similar incident took place 15 years ago with DMK's role in it. We condenm Tamil Nadu govt's (role) for this incident…We have also informed Police…BJP cadre doesn't get afraid of such things: Karate Thyagarajan, BJP pic.twitter.com/XVr4GfsUFX
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— ANI (@ANI) February 10, 2022
No one was injured in the incident. BJP workers gathered outside the office and demanded action to be taken.
Police said one person by the name Vinod has been taken into custody and the investigation into the attack was on.