The police on Tuesday released sketches of two more suspects involved in the assault on T.J. Joseph, Professor of Malayalam, Newman College, Thodupuzha, on July 4.
Sketches of two other suspects were released on Sunday and look-out notices on three members of the Popular Front of India (PFI) were released before that.
With the latest release of sketches, the police have requested information from the public on seven suspects directly involved in the case, all of whom are absconding.
In a related development, the investigation team registered a case for sedition under Section 124 (A) of Indian Penal Code against Dr. Reneef, a dentist who was arrested on July 13 on charges of conspiracy. The case was registered following searches conducted on his residence, during which printed material promoting jihad against democratic institutions were found, said a senior police officer in the team.
Similarly, a case of sedition was registered against Noushad after a book titled ‘Islam and Democracy,' which exhorted the people against democracy, was taken into custody from his residence during a search. Noushad, a PFI activist, is also absconding.
The police had earlier registered a case under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act against another PFI activist, Kunjumon, from whose vehicle CDs that showed gruesome punishment techniques employed by al-Qaeda and the Taliban were recovered.
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