Police Suspects Social Workers For Maoist Attacks

Published on: 04 Feb, 2015
Published under: General Kerala News, Politics News Kerala

Recently Kerala Police arrested some social workers, human rights activists and ultra Left sympathizers for their role in suspected Maoist attacks in diifrent regions of Kerala.

On Last Friday, Kochi police arrested civil rights activists Advocate Thushar Nirmal Sarathy and Jaison Cooper, an employee with state insurance department, allegedly in connection with the Maoist attack on NHAI project office in Kochi.

Sarathy was taken into police custody from Kozhikode, where he addressed a press conference to announce a meeting to be held in protest against the “Maoist hunt of police.

On the same day, Cooper was taken into custody from his office in Kochi. Both were charged under section 13 B of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

On Sunday, police in Kannur took into custody Students Islamic Organisation leader Shahid M Shameem and his friend Uday Balakrishnan over their suspected Maoist links. (SIO is the student outfit of Jamaat-e-Islami). After protests over their arrest, police on Monday noon let the youths go.

Besides, there have been several incidents of raids at the houses of human rights activists and leaders of ultra Left sympathizers in Kochi and Wayanad.

The arrested Sarathi and Cooper were not involved in the Maoist attacks. But, they were active in frontal organizations of the Maoist movement under the guise of human rights activists. They are all known to be supporting the Maoist actions, Kochi City Police Assistant Commissioner Bijo Alexander said.

Src:- http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/kerala-police-targets-social-workers-human-rights-activists-for-maoist-link/

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