Hotel attacked by PFI members in Kerala’s Kottayam

Attackers linked to the PFI vandalised a hotel in Kerala’s Kottayam after multiple leaders were arrested in the state on Thursday. PFI members have been attacking shops and vehicles in multiple districts across the state.

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The hotel that was vandalised by PFI members in Kerala's Kottayam.
The hotel that was vandalised by PFI members in Kerala's Kottayam.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • PFI members vandalised a hotel in Kerala's Kottayam
  • Protests by PFI members in Kerala took a violent turn on Friday
  • Policemen were also assaulted by protsting PFI member

A hotel in Kerala’s Kottayam was vandalised by attackers linked to the Popular Front of India (PFI). The incident occurred on Friday, a day after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) came down heavily on the PFI and arrested over 100 people in raids across the country.

The PFI has been attacking shops and vehicles in Kerala since yesterday. Police are conducting investigations into the matter. However, no arrests have been made yet.

Two police officers were also injured in Kerala’s Kollam after they were attacked by PFI supporters.

Two people on a bike were abusing people and when the policemen tried to stop them, they pushed them. They were admitted to the hospital and the bike number has been identified. Police have stated that they would take the accused into custody soon.

On Thursday, PFI workers in Kerala took out marches at the places where raids were carried out and raised slogans against the Centre and its investigating agencies. Petrol bombs were also hurled in multiple areas in the state.

Buses belonging to the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation were also vandalised by protesters in Aluva. After the protests took a violent turn, the Kerala HC initiated a suo motu cognisance against PFI leaders who called for a flash hartal in the state, which was earlier banned by the court.

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