Thiruvananthapuram: Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader P Mohanan on Tuesday (November 19) claimed that Islamic terrorists operating out of Kozhikode are supporting Maoists in Kerala and police should probe this angle.

"Islamic terror outfits are helping Maoists in Kerala. Kozhikode has become a hub for the Maoists activities," Kozhikode district secretary P Mohanan said while addressing a gathering at a function of State Karshaka Thozhilali Union at Thamarassery.

Without naming any organisation, Mohanan further demanded that the police should examine this phenomenon. "Islamic terrorists are encouraging the Maoists and police should probe this angle. These terror outfits operating out of Kozhikode are supporting Maoists. There exists a bonhomie between Islamic terror outfits and Maoists," he said.

He also lauded the Pinarayi Vijayan-led government in Kerala not contesting the UAPA charges against the two CPM activists who were arrested by police for allegedly having links with Maoist groups. According to a report, Allan Suhaib and Taha Fazal, both branch committee members of CPM, were put behind bars on charges of distributing pamphlets condemning the killing of four Maoists in Palakkad district.