A dawn-to-dusk hartal is being observed today by the CPI(M) in areas falling under Panoor municipality in the district to protest the crude bomb attack on its workers, allegedly by a group of RSS men.
As many as 14 persons, including four police personnel, sustained injuries when some crude bombs were hurled around on a procession taken out by CPI(M) activists at Kaivellikal last evening, police had said.
The injured, including the CI of Panoor police M K Sajeev, SI Prakasan and police constables Sreejith and shibu, were admitted to the Thalassery Co-operative hospital and Panoor taluk hospital, they said.
Cases have been registered under section 143, 147, 148, 332, and 506(2) of IPC and section 31(1) of Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, besides section 3 and 5 of Explosives Act, they said, adding no arrest has been made so far and further investigations are on.
Kannur, a politically volatile district in Kerala, has a history of clashes involving CPI(M) and BJP-RSS workers.