Tamil Nadu BJP’s legal wing functionary Ashwathaman’s office was set on fire by unruly elements. A team led by Legal Wing Chief Paul Kanagaraj and State General Secretary Karu.Nagarajan has filed a complaint with the Chennai police commissioner and requested him to find the anti-social forces behind this incident as soon as possible.
Ashwathaman, secretary of BJP state unit’s legal wing has an office in front of the Madras High Court. Due to Covid-19 induced lockdown, he is said to have locked his office and left for his native in Ulundurpet on March 24. As the restrictions are being eased now, he returned to Chennai and went to open the office on June 14. To his horror he found his office full of soot and most of the things burnt except the files and documents.
இந்த மாதிரி ஒரு பொருள் என்னுடைய அலுவலகத்தில் இல்லவே இல்லை . அங்கிருந்து தான் தீ ஆரம்பித்து பற்றி எரிந்ததற்கான தடயங்கள் உள்ளது.
ஜன்னல் வழியாக சமூக விரோதிகள் போட்டிருக்க கூடும்.
புகை சாம்பலும் வித்தியாசமாக உள்ளது. ஏதேனும் ரசாயனம் போடப்பட்டு இருந்தால்தான் இதுமாதி்ரியான புகைவரும் pic.twitter.com/txUMaGrJVr
— A.Ashvathaman (@asuvathaman) June 14, 2021
Suspecting that it might be due to a short circuit in the electrical line, he tried switching on the lights and fan which operated perfectly well. The office is said to have a sliding window which can be opened from outside. A new object which Ashwathaman claims doesn’t belong to his office was found inside near the sliding window. In primary investigation the object is suspected to have caused the fire. Police inspected the office and seized objects of suspicion and are investigating the case.
Ashwathaman appears on Tamil news channel debates representing BJP. He is very vociferous on social media about DMK’s anti-Hindu and anti-development politics. The fire has raised suspicions that it could be an attempt to suppress his critical voice.
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