Police are on the lookout for three persons running a competitive examination coaching centre, from where the law-enforcers have seized literature supporting Maoists and Naxals and their armed struggle.

The police said one Gangadharan of Vijayarengapuram started a coaching centre for competitive and civil services examinations at Karivalamvanthanallur in the district a few months ago, in which one Prabhakaran was the principal and Rajaram was his deputy. They allegedly took hefty amounts ranging from Rs.70,000 to Rs.3 lakh from foreign job aspirants by organising a ‘job fair’ on the coaching centre premises, but failed to fulfil their promise.

A couple of affected job-seekers filed complaints with the Karivalamvanthanallur police.

During the search conducted on Sunday at the coaching centre and also at the residence of Rajaram, who was a former State office-bearer of Anti-Imperialist Movement, the police recovered pamphlets and books allegedly supporting Maoists and extremism, which prompted them to alert their higher-ups.

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