Police have arrested two suspects for allegedly attempting to hurl bombs at the residence of Tamil magazine 'Thughlak' editor S Gurumurthy in Mylapore area in the city last night.
Police effected the arrest based on the CCTV footages collected from the area. The arrested were said to be pro-Periyar outfit members and they were being interrogated.
Police said a group of unidentified persons arrived in motorcycles to Mr Gurumurthy's residence in Mylapore area.
Two of them alighted from the two-wheeler and ran towards the gate of his house with a yellow cloth bag on hand.
However, police personnel on security duty alerted by barking dogs in the house foil their attempt. After the guards started chased them which the duo fled the scene.
Deputy Commissioner of Mylapore visited the spot.
Later, Mr Gurumuthy tweeted ''my thanks for all those concerned at my safety because of the incident at my home at 3.30am in the morning.''
''The police is investigating the matter. I am used to security issues since at least 1986...Kanchi Mahaswami will take care'', he added.
''Informed police had arrested two from a Tamil Extremist group. I must thank and congratulate the TN for swift action. Within 2 Hrs DC, JC and CoP came home to assure me of action which they have done'', he said, in another tweet.