Roopesh's Kidnap Claim Wrong: HM

Published: 07th May 2015 05:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th May 2015 05:59 AM   |  A+A-


KOCHI:The statement of Maoist leader Roopesh that he was kidnapped, not nabbed, was false,” said Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala here on Wednesday.

“Kerala has sought Roopesh’s custody. The Tamil Nadu police will have to bring him to Kerala for the investigation of cases in the state in which he was involved,” Chennithala told reporters. “There will be no delay in taking action against I G  T J Jose who was caught for copying. The investigating officer will submit the report to the government after collecting details from the university. It is not possible to say what action will be taken against him without getting the report,” he said.

ISIT Moves Coimbatore Court

The Internal Security Investigation Team (ISIT) probing four cases against Roopesh, suspected to be a member of People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA), and wife Shyna approached the Judicial First Class Magistrate court in Coimbatore for recording the arrest of the accused on Wednesday. Since Roopesh, Shyna and three others were sent to the custody of Tamil Nadu Q Branch for 10 days, the arrest could not be recorded.

The officials of ISIT said that they would be approaching court for getting Roopesh and Shyna in custody once Q Branch hands them back to judicial custody. The ISIT will also approach various courts where cases against the couple were registered, for issuing production warrant. Four cases are being probed by ISIT involving the couple in the state. The first case was registered at Perumbavoor police station for arranging hideout for Maoist Central Committee member Mala Raja Reddy and wife Beecha Sugna alias Sangeetha.

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