UAPA: Kerala Police to move court for custody of CPI(M) members who confessed to being Maoists
The investigating team is yet to identify the third person who was allegedly found with Allan Shuhaib and Thaha Fasal in Kozhikode on November 1. The duo was arrested under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) for having links with Maoists
Kozhikode: Kerala Police will move a session and principal district court in Kozhikode, seeking the custody of two CPI(M) workers who were arrested under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). The district and sessions court, Kozhikode, had rejected the bail plea of the two accused.
The police in the court said that the articles seized from the accused during arrest need to be examined and further questioning of the accused was required. Meanwhile, the investigating team is yet to identify the third person who was with Allan Shuhaib and Thaha Fasal when they were spotted with Maoist literature in Kozhikode on November 1.
The accused have confessed to being Maoists. 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.
Allan is a member of Meenchanda bypass branch committee, and Thaha is the member of Parammal branch committee. Both branches come under CPM Kozhikode south area committee.