Crude bombs were hurled at a BJP party office in Kannur while an RSS activist was injured in an attack in two separate incidents of violence reported from the area within a few hours.
The police said that bombs were hurled at the BJP party office at Patyam in Kannur around 12.30 am on Wednesday but no one was injured. The RSS has alleged that CPM activists were behind the attack.
The office's window and some furniture were damaged in the attack. A complaint has been received from BJP area committee president K Ajeesh and a case has been registered, the police added.
Meanwhile, RSS activist KM Suresh, 36, an auto driver by profession, was injured in the knee when some unidentified persons attacked him at Thalassery on Tuesday evening.
Suresh has been admitted to a hospital in Thalassery and his condition is understood to be slightly serious. A case has been registered against unknown assailants, the police said, adding, they suspect it to be a fallout of political rivalry.
Interestingly, the police had recovered some swords, iron rods and an S-knife from near the BJP district committee office in Kannur on Tuesday.
The incidents come two days after a hartal was observed by CPM to protest the crude bomb attack on its workers at Panoor, allegedly by RSS men. As many as 14 persons, including four police personnel, were injured in the attack on Sunday during a procession taken out by CPI(M) activists at Kaivellikal.
The BJP had on October 3 launched its 'jana raksha yatra' from Kannur to highlight "CPM's atrocities" in the state. Addressing the Delhi leg of the yatra' on Sunday, BJP chief Amit Shah had slammed Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, alleging that the maximum killings of BJP and RSS workers have taken place in the latter's home district of Kannur.
(With PTI inputs)