Maoist leader Roopesh remanded in judicial custody

The Kozhikode Principal Sessions Court on Saturday remanded Maoist leader Roopesh Kumar in judicial custody till August 26.

Judge T.S.P. Moosad issued the order when the Valayam police produced him before the court after collecting evidence in two cases registered against him under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). On Wednesday, the court had remanded him in police custody to collect evidence in the cases.

The case was that Roopesh was involved in anti-national and terrorist activities at Panniyeri region of Vilangad near Nadaparam in the district, and distributed pamphlets at the tribal colony bordering Wayanad and Kannur districts in 2013. The police led by Assistant Superintendent of Police R. Karuppuswamy took Roopesh to the colony to collect evidence.

Roopesh, his wife Shyna and three others were arrested in May 2015.

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