NAGERCOIL: Uneasy calm prevailed in the district on Thursday, as Hindu Munnani activists took to streets condemning the murder of Tiruvallur East district president of Hindu Munnani, K P Suresh, in Chennai on Wednesday.
Soon after the news of Suresh’s, a native of the district, murder spread, police pickets were posted in sensitive areas and patrolling was increased in the town on Wednesday night. The entire town has been brought under surveillance and additional personnel have been deployed at key locations. Surprise vehicle checks were conducted throughout Wednesday night.
According to Hindu Munnani sources, Suresh’s body would be brought to the district by Friday morning. The body would be received at the entrance of the town at Ozhigunesary, from where it would be taken in a procession to the leader’s native place at Kakoodu near Mondy Market.
Meanwhile, the activists of the outfit staged a protest in Thuckalay condemning the murder. The functionaries alleged that failure to take stringent action against the perpetrators of similar attacks on Hindu outfit leaders was the reason behind continuing assaults. They also urged that the State government to bring the culprits to book swiftly.
In Thoothukudi, HM activists staged a protest at Tiruchendur demanding immediate arrest of those involved in the murder of Suresh Kumar. Such protests were witnessed across the State on Thursday.
The protest was led by Arasu Raja, State president of Hindu Munnani. The protesters raised slogans against the police department. Arasu Raja claimed that Hindu Munnani and BJP members were being targeted by a specific group, and if their activity was not checked, such incidents would grow in the future.
Urging the State government to pay special attention to such politically-motivated murders, Raja said that all the pending cases should be expedited.
Hindu Munnani activists in Vellore blocked the traffic on Anna Salai opposite the Head Post Office for nearly 15 minutes demanding speedy action in the case and the immediate arrest of the assailants of Suresh.
Around 40 cadre of the outfit took part in the protest. They raised slogans condemning the murder of Suresh and staged a road-roko.