THRISSUR: The court on Saturday turned down the bail plea of Swedish national Jonathan Baud, arrested for attending the condolence meeting of a Maoist activist, who was reportedly killed in Andhra Pradesh while making bomb, and sent him to judicial custody. First Class Judicial Magistrate Court, Kodungallur, judge Faseela passed the order after Baud was produced before her amid tight security. While Baud’s counsel sought his bail, the court turned down the plea and sent him to judicial custody.
The Valappad police in Thrissur took him into police custody the other day for interrogation in connection with the incident. On Saturday, the Intelligence Bureau officials from Delhi also quizzed him.
However, despite several rounds of quizzing by the central Intelligence Bureau officials, the police and IB officials are yet to get clear evidence to confirm his Maoist links in the country. Speaking to ‘Express’, sub-inspector Ravindran said he was reiterating the same things that he had confessed to the police when he was arrested by the police in the beginning of this week. Apart from this, no breakthrough was achieved in the investigation, he said, adding that this time he has cooperated with police officials during interrogation.
The police had arrested Baud from Thriprayar in Thrissur on Sunday night where he had reached to attend a condolence meeting of Maoist leader Sinoj of Thalikkulam, who was reportedly killed in a bomb explosion at the training camp of Maoists in Andhra Pradesh on June 16.