Kozhikode: Two CPI(M) members who were arrested over alleged Maoist links have confessed to being Maoists. The FIR by police confirmed that the two CPI(M) members who were arrested on November 1 have confessed.

During patrolling, Kerala Police found three-persons and suspected something foul. Among the three, one fled upon seeing police officers, leaving behind a bag that contained Maoist literature. Police have also collected certain posters from the accused. Thaha Fasal and Allan Shuhaib were taken into custody. 

The duo's confession came just a day after Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that his government did not agree with the police’s decision of arresting two CPI(M) members under UAPA (Unlawful Activities Prevention Act). 

The Opposition had earlier claimed that the Kerala chief minister was trying to save the CPI(M) members who were accused of having links with Maoists. There were also reports alleging that Pinarayi Vijayan was about to take action against those policemen who arrested the youths.  

Meanwhile, Sabitha, mother of Alan Suhaib, who was arrested under provisions of UAPA for links with Maoists, said she will approach the Kerala high court if the sessions court does not grant her son bail. She said that the decision was taken after a discussion with the party.