Uneasy calm in Orkkatteri, Koyilandy as police keep vigil

  • | Wednesday | 14th February, 2018

An uneasy calm prevailed in the rural areas of Kozhikode district following the political violence that rocked Koyilandy and Orkkatteri on Sunday night and early hours of Monday. Fourteen Revolutionary Marxist Party (RMP) workers were arrested following the recovery of weapons from its party office while five CPI(M) workers were arrested for rioting, M.K. Security personnel have been deployed in large numbers in troubled spots, including Puliyancherry at Koyilandy and Orkkatteri in Eramala grama panchayat. CPI(M) district secretary P. Mohanan had put the blame on the RMP and the RSS for masterminding the violence in the rural belts. Pushkaran, District Police Chief, Kozhikode Rural, said on Tuesday.

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