RSS worker severely injured while trying to assemble bomb in Kerala
Submitted by TwoCircles.net on 12 September 2014 - 12:51am
By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter,
Kannur: Nikhil, a suspected Hindutva terrorist was severely injured in an attempt to make bomb when it prematurely exploded in his house at Kooleri under the Mattannurpolice station limits in Kannur on Wednesday afternoon.
In an attempt to allegedly avenge the death of a 32-year old Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) leader E Manoj who was hacked to death in Kannur area of Kerala on 1stSeptember by suspected CPI-M activists, a 21 years old RSS worker Nikhil, son of Kunnummal Pavithran from the same region was found assembling bomb that prematurely exploded at his house.
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A large cache of explosives was found at his damaged house after the blast. It is suspected that he was making bombs to carryout terror attacks in the region or to avenge killing of RSS leader.
Both the palms of the suspected terrorist Pavithran were nearly severed in the blast that occurred in the house at around 4 p.m., the police said. He has been rushed to a hospital in Kozhikode.
The explosion was suspected to have occurred when he was making country-made bombs at the veranda of the house.
The house where he was assembling bomb was also suffered damage in the blast. No one was in the house at the time of the explosion, the police added.
The incident has occurred only a week after BJP national president Amit Shah visited Kerala to boost party workers enthusiasm. Last Monday he had presided over a meeting of the party's state unit and had expressed his sadness at the frequent attacks on their workers in the state.
Similar incidences in the past:
This is not the first time that saffron activists have been found to have involved in bomb making but in the past such premature bombs have reportedly exploded when RSS activists were trying to assemble bombs.
24 August 2008
Another incident occurred on 24th August 2008 when a powerful explosion killed two Hindutva terrorists in a mixed colony of Kanpur. The powerful explosion destroyed the door and walls of the room where it occurred.
Rajiv alias Piyush Mishra (25) and Bhupinder Singh (32) were among the dead, they both were reported to be Bajrang Dal core members. Bhupinder was Bajrang Dal's city chief 10 years ago and according to Hindi daily Hindustan Mishra was present in RSS's morning shakha on the day of the blast.
Police had even found eleven live bombs, and enough material to make nine additional bombs, seven timer devices, and batteries. Ammonium nitrate and potassium nitrate was also recovered from there.
24 January 2008
Just two days before the Republic day, on 24th January 2008, there were bomb blasts in the RSS office in Tenkasi and in the Bus Stand around 9 pm. A special team of Tamilnadu police led by Mr. Kannappan, DIG, Tirunelveli range made a thorough investigation and have arrested so far 3 persons S Ravi Pandian (42), a cable TV operator, S Kumar (28), an auto driver, both from Tenkasi, and V Narayana Sharma (26) of Sencottai, all Sangh Parivar activists. The last name accused had assembled 14 pipe bombs in the office of Ravi Pandian.
6 April 2006
A blast occurred very early on the morning of April 6 2006 in Nanded (Maharashtra), at the residence of a retired irrigation department engineer and RSS worker, Lakshman Rajkondawar. It killed his son Naresh Lakshman Rajkondawar, and one Himanshu Venkatesh Panse. Three others, Yogesh Ravindra Deshpande Vidholkar, Maroti Kishore Wagh and Gururaj Jayaram Tuptewar, were seriously injured. Another injured, Rahul Manoharao Pande, managed to flee from the scene of the explosion, but was arrested later.
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