Petrol bombs hurled at police station

Chennai: Unidentified miscreants today hurled ‘petrol bombs’ at a police station here damaging nine two-wheelers parked in the station premises, police said.

The incident occurred in the early hours today when the group targeted Kannagi Nagar police station which has recently witnessed protests over an alleged custodial death of a robbery accused.

Following damage to the vehicles in police station, a criminal case under Section 436 of the Indian Penal Code for causing mischief by fire or explosive substances with intent to destroy house has been registered, they said.

Efforts are on to nab the culprits, police said.