The Nallalam police have arrested three activists of the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) in connection with the violence at Olavanna on the outskirts of the city on Monday night.
The police said that Shameen Saad, 19; C. Saifulla Ali, 31, and P. Rahees P., 28, were arrested on the charge of attacking Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) workers, with weapons. They were charged with Section 143 (unlawful assembly), 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapons), 341 (wrongful restraint) and 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code. All the accused were produced before the Kozhikode Judicial First Class Magistrate Court and remanded in judicial custody for 14 days. The case related to a clash between SDPI, political arm of Popular Front of India, and the RSS workers at around 8.30 p.m. on the eve of Thiruonam.