Twelve suspects were arrested over the damaging and burning of former Minister Habiz Nazeer Ahamed’s properties in Eravur, on Tuesday (17).
Police are searching for others who were involved in these incidents, Eravur Police said.
These suspects are alleged to have set fire to the office of the former Minister and a house and a restaurant belonging to the brother of the former Minister and three garment factories.
Over 1,500 employees, both Tamil and Muslim, are now without jobs and consequent to their protests, these suspects were arrested.
Police are conducting inquiries to arrest other suspects who were involved in these incidents.