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Six arrested for attempt to hurl bombs at ‘Thughlak’ editor’s home in Chennai

A CCTV grab of the suspects at the residence of Thughlak magazine editor, S. Gurumurthy,

A CCTV grab of the suspects at the residence of Thughlak magazine editor, S. Gurumurthy,   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

The suspects belong to a Periyarist outfit, and the attempted attack is seen as a response to actor Rajinikanth’s recent controversial speech about Periyar at a Tughlak magazine function

Six suspects have been apprehended by the Mylapore police for allegedly attempting to hurl bombs at the residence of Thughlak magazine editor, S. Gurumurthy, in Mylapore in the early hours of Sunday.

At 3.15 a.m., a group of unidentified persons arrived in motorcycles at Mr. Gurumurthy’s residence, located in Thyagarajapuram, Mylapore. Two of them alighted from the motorcycle and ran with a yellow cloth bag towards the gate. Alert police personnel guarding the premises chased them, and the duo abandoned their attempt and fled. Deputy Commissioner of Mylapore visited the spot.

After scrutinising of CCTV footage, Mylapore police apprehended six persons from a Periyarist outfit, suspecting their involvement. The alleged attempt is seen as a response to actor Rajinikanth’ s controversial speech about the 1971 Salem rally organised by Periyar, at a Thughlak magazine function recently.

A senior police said they were booked under section 436 (Mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to cause destroy a house) of the Indian Penal Code. Further interrogations are on.

Security has been enhanced at Mr. Gurumurthy’ s residence, police sources said.

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