The Coimbatore District (Rural) Police on Tuesday arrested two persons who allegedly damaged the windshield of a car belonging to a Hindu Munnani functionary at Mettupalayam.
The police said a few unidentified persons damaged the car of V. Harish, 21, an office-bearer of the Hindu Munnani, residing at Kamarajar Nagar at Mettupalayam. The miscreants had also damaged a window of his house. The incident happened in the late hours of Monday.
Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Coimbatore Range, M.S Muthusamy and Coimbatore SP V. Badrinarayanan inspected the spot. Based on their instructions, the police formed five teams to nab the accused.
On Tuesday evening, the police arrested Tamilselvan (24) and Hariharan (25), residents of the same locality .
Mr. Badrinarayanan told the presspersons that animosity over placing Vinayaka idols during Chathurthi celebrations was the reason for the incident. Both of them were remanded in judicial custody.
Meanwhile, Hindu Munnani State president Kadeswara C. Subramaniyam visited the house of Mr. Harish. He said a few political leaders in Tamil Nadu were trying to divert attention from the petrol bombs hurled at the houses of BJP functionaries. He said the State intelligence should know the details of persons hurling Molotov Cocktails. “If the State intelligence does not have details, it shows the agency is very weak,” he added.