KOCHI: The Ernakulam Rural Police will return Maoist leader Jitendar Oroan, who was arrested from a hideout at Chembannur near Angamaly this month, to judicial custody on Monday.
Oraon, area commander of the People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army under the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist) in the Garhwa district in Jharkhand, was sent to police custody by a local court on October 15.
Though the police interrogated Oraon several times, they could not find any evidence to establish his alleged involvement in Maoist operations in the State.
Meanwhile, the police recorded the arrest of Piyarul Sheik, a Bengal native who allegedly sold hundreds of SIM cards to Oraon without verifying identity documents. Sheik had been running a mobile phone shop in Angamly. It was also found that Oraon had a short sojourn in Wayanad before coming to Angamly three years ago.
However, the police could not collect any incriminating evidence against him that could shed light on his alleged Maoist activities in Jharkhand. When taken in to custody from Angamaly, Oraon was working in a local company manufacturing electrical wire.