Judicial custody for 14 in CPI-M office attack case

March 10th, 2008 - 10:45 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) A city court Monday sent 14 activists of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), accused of attacking the headquarters of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) here, to judicial custody for 14 days. Metropolitan Magistrate Sudesh Kumar refused to pass any order on their bail plea and reserved the ruling till Tuesday.

The clashes between CPI-M and RSS workers in Kerala found an echo in the national capital Sunday when a 250-strong mob attacked the CPI-M office, injuring 10 communist party members and eight policemen.

The attack took place when top CPI-M leaders, including party general secretary Prakash Karat and politburo member Sitaram Yechuri, were holding the party’s Central Committee meeting at the A.K. Gopalan Bhawan on Bhai Mahaveer Singh Marg.

The rampaging mob damaged four cars, including those of Karat and Yechuri, parked outside the building.

The police had to burst several rounds of teargas shells and deploy water cannons to control the mob.

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