Tension gripped Thudiyalur after two unidentified men allegedly hurled two petrol bombs on a mosque at NGGO Colony in the wee hours of Monday, when the BJP was observing a bandh condemning the murder of the general secretary of its state unit in Salem a few days ago.
The bombs were hurled by a duo, whom one of the Jamaat members had noticed fleeing on a motorcycle.
“Both of them were standing on the roadside and hurled the bombs on the mosque. The first bomb landed at the entrance of the ground floor and the second on the entrance of the first floor. The bombs did not roll inside as the grill gates were locked,” said Akalay Sunnath Jamaat’s president C Azam Zakir Hussain.
Only three persons, who were preparing for Ramadan prayers, were present in the mosque at the time of the attack around 4.15 am.
A mat on which one of the bomb fell caught fire but it was doused immediately.
Later in the day, around 150 members of the Jamaat assembled on the premises demanding police to arrest the miscreants.
“A special team has been formed to identify and trace the persons who are involved in the bomb attack. A case under IPC section 435 and Explosive Substances Act has been registered,” said Thudiyalur inspector M Kanagasundaram.