Bombs recovered from tomb in Kannur

Kannur: Bombs were recovered from the tomb of a BJP worker at Muzhappilangad beach near here, police said.

Police suspect that the bombs were kept there to ward off political rivals from vandalising the tomb.

Acting on a tip off, a police team searched the tomb Sooraj, who was killed in 2005 allegedly by CPI-M workers, and found three steel bombs yesterday.

The bombs were defused. According to police sources, there was strong ground to believe that the placing of the bomb in tombs was a strategy to pre-empt destruction of memorials by political rivals of the victims.

This particular tomb itself was destroyed earlier and was rebuilt by BJP workers.

Scores of BJP-RSS and CPI-M workers have been killed in political violence in sensitive pockets of Kannur district over the last three decades.

However, in the last few years, there has been a lull in clashes with both sides exercising restraint.