KOCHI: The Rural Police on Friday took 20 persons, including Popular Front of India (PFI) and Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) activists, into preventive custody as part of the probe into murder of Maharaja’s College student Abhimanyu.
“They have been nabbed under Section 151 (arrest to prevent the commission of cognizable offences) of the CrPC, to prevent them from extending any kind of help to the assailants who are absconding,” the police said.
The police have so far arrested nine persons in connection with the case. “We are making all efforts to nab the culprits. We hope the arrest of some party workers will prevent the assailants from getting help. We are also tracing the call register and bank transaction details of the suspects,” said a police officer.
Meanwhile, the KSU came down heavily against the police, stating they were groping in the dark. “It’s a big shame the police couldn’t make any breakthrough in the case even 13 days after the incident. They failed to arrest the main accused. KSU will continue its protest until all culprits are arrested,” said A A Ajmal, KSU state general secretary.
PFI leader in custody
Kochi: A senior PFI leader was taken into custody from Thiruvanantha-puram in connection with the murder of Maharaja's College SFI leader Abhimanyu.Senior police officers said the accused had reached Thiruvananthapuram for finalise a gold sale deal and he was nabbed by special team of local police from Valiyathura. "We are verifying the details and have not recorded his arrest.
He is suspected to be the one involved in funding the murder," police sources said. Sources said the person in custody was an accused in Thodupuzha Newman College Prof T J Joseph's palm chopping case.