Four state leaders of the CPI-backed AISF was injured in an alleged attack by the CPM-backed SFI ahead of the counting.
'I apologise to people of Kerala': Why SFI's V P Sanu disbanded University College Unit after comrade stabs comrade
On Friday, Akhil, a III year BA History student of University College, Thiruvananthapuram was stabbed by the college's SFI Unit Secretary Nazeem and president Sivanjith.
A total of 55 cases have been registered in this regard. Of the arrested, 25 are leaders while 38 are cadres, according to the officers.
Three teams comprising 10 officers each have been assigned to trace the 13 persons suspected to have a hand in the incident.
The hartal was announced after six Congress workers were injured in an attack allegedly carried out by DYFI-CPM workers on Monday night.
The party is set to strengthen its campaigns and agitations against communalism in the wake of SFI leader Abhimanyu’s murder at Maharaja’s College on Monday, came down heavily on SDPI.
Abhimanyu was writing welcome messages and an argument between the two groups over graffiti on the walls booked by the SFI resulted in the clash.
According to sources, the NIA and IB have been monitoring the activities of PFI and allied organisations in connection with extremist activities.
Between 2012 and 2013, the police has filed a couple of reports about the rising religious fundamentalist activities on college campuses.
A chemistry student of Maharaja’s College in Ernakulam, Abhimanyu lost his life to campus politics.