Maoist Couple to be Produced in City Court on May 21

Published: 16th May 2015 06:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2015 06:02 AM   |  A+A-

KOCHI: The Internal Security Investigation Team (ISIT) probing Maoist cases will produce suspected Maoist couple Roopesh and Shyna at the Ernakulam Additional Sessions Court here on May 21.

The court on Friday issued the production warrant for May 21, following which the ISIT team, which was formed exclusively to probe terror cases after the sensational palm chopping case, left for Coimbatore for bringing the couple to Kochi.

The warrant was issued in a case registered against the duo for allegedly arranging hideout for a Maoist leader and his wife, who are accused in a murder attempt case in Andhra Pradesh, in a house at Angamaly. The couple, Maoist central committee member Malla Raja Reddy and wife Beecha Suguna, were arrested at Angamaly in 2007, and the police recovered Maoist literature and palmlets from the hideout.Earlier, the ISIT had filed a petition before the court, stating that Roopesh and Shyna had to be interrogated for gathering further information.

The court has posted the case for further hearing next week.

After arrest, Roopesh and Shyna were sent to the custody of Tamil Nadu Q Branch for 10 days, and were returned to judicial custody on Friday.

The ISIT officials said they would file a petition in the Judicial First Class Magistrate, Coimbatore, for registering the arrest of the couple and for producing them before the court in Kochi.


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