Kollam: Police have arrested a man in connection with the attempted burning of EMCC MD Shiju Varghese’s car on polling day. The arrested is a native of Thiruvananthapuram.
A member of the Quotations team has been arrested. The attack was reportedly carried out by a group of four people. Police have also taken into custody the vehicle in which the group escaped after the attack.
Meanwhile, police suspect that the incident was an attack drama and there are indications that Shiju Varghese was also involved in the incident.
The incident took place around 5.30 am on polling day. EMCC Director Shiju Varghese, who contested as an independent candidate in Kundara, had alleged that Shiju Varghese was a political conspirator to sabotage the elections after he revealed that he had been attacked.
The minister alleged that Shiju Varghese himself had brought petrol and tried to set the car on fire but was stopped by the police.