'Criminal Gangs Luring Youth with Narcotics'

Published: 24th November 2014 06:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th November 2014 06:15 AM   |  A+A-

THRISSUR: CPI state secretary Pannian Raveendran has said that criminal gangs operating in the state are attracting teenagers by supplying them ganja and other narcotic substances.

He was speaking at a party meeting after visiting AIYF functionary Ansil’s house at Chettikad near here on Sunday. Ansil was allegedly murdered by a criminal gang.

He was attacked on Wednesday night near Nattika SN College. He succumbed to his injuries later at the hospital on Thursday.  Panniyan said that AIYF will be vigilant over criminal gangs who attract youngsters by providing them narcotics.

In view of the reports that the persons who allegedly attacked Ansil were arrested from the terrace of a local Congress leader’s house, he said that the duty of the police and the political parties was to protect the public and not to join hands with goons.

“We want stringent action to be taken against criminals. CPI will protest over the issue if no strict action taken against them,” he added.

Ansil Murder: 20 Youths Arrested

Thrissur: Valappad police on Sunday afternoon officially registered the arrest of as many as 20 youngsters in connection with the murder of AIYF functionary Ansil. They were earlier detained by the police for interrogation. Police said that there were a total of 36 accused in the murder case and 16 persons were absconding. They also said that out of the 20 arrested, seven are minors. 

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