Protesters attacked Vizhinjam police station | Photo: S Sreekesh/ Mathrubhumi
Thiruvananthapuram: The police is yet to nab the accused in connection with the Vizhinjam police station attack, even after three days into the incident. Those who sustained injuries and got admitted to hospitals have also not been taken into custody.
Apparently, the police have been directed not to arrest more people so as to avoid any further provocation.
A violent mob had surrounded and attacked Vizhinjam police station on Sunday demanding release of the protesters arrested by police. Around 50 policemen sustained injuries in the attack and more than 5 police vehicles were vandalised by the protesters.
Following the incident, cases were registered against 3,000 people. However, the police did not resort to further action.
Meanwhile, the police issued a notice denying permission to a Hindu Aikya Vedi march against the protest led by priests, scheduled to be held on Wednesday. A total of 600 policemen have been deployed in the area considering the possibility of clashes.