Unidentified miscreants pelted stones on the office of India’s Janata Party president, Subramanian Swamy, in Madurai in protest over the Sri Lankan issue, the Times of India reported today.
Police suspect that it could be the handiwork of students of the Government Law College in Madurai, who were staging a protest in the wake of Swamy’s recent meeting with President Mahinda Rajapakse in Colombo.
Police said that the name board in the office was damaged. The protesters also lowered the party flag and tore it slamming Swamy for his alleged support to the Sri Lankan government when that country was facing charges of war crime.
There was no one at the office when the incident happened and the building was locked. Police said that a group of more than 20 men came to Lal Bahadur Shastri Road raising slogans against Swamy last morning and started pelting stones.
They fled the spot as soon as police came. Deputy commissioner, R Thirunavukkarasu, visited the spot and conducted inquiries.
A complaint has been lodged by the functionaries of the Janata Party seeking protection to the office. Police said that they are yet to identify or arrest anyone in connection to the case. Police protection has been given to the office after the incident.