4 SDPI leaders arrested in connection with killing of SFI activist Abhimanyu on college campus

Police have been keeping a close watch on the SDPI since the murder, and had arrested several activists in raids across the State.

July 16, 2018 03:49 pm | Updated July 17, 2018 08:19 am IST - KOCHI

Social Democratic Party of India takes out a march in Thrissur on July 6, 2018 in protest against the crackdown on its activists in the wake of the recent killing of SFI activist Abhimanyu in Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam.

Social Democratic Party of India takes out a march in Thrissur on July 6, 2018 in protest against the crackdown on its activists in the wake of the recent killing of SFI activist Abhimanyu in Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam.

Fout top SDP (Social Democratic Party of India) leaders were arrested in Kochi on Monday in connection with the killing of Maharaja’s College student and Students Federation of India (SFI) activist Abhimanyu.

SDPI Kerala State president P. Adbul Majeed Faisi, vice president M.K. Manoj Kumar, general secretary Roy Arakkal and district president V.K. Shaukath Ali were arrested immediately after they held a press conference at the Ernakulam Press Club to clarify their position on the Abhimanyu killing.

Three persons who reportedly drove the vehicles in which the leaders arrived for the press conference were also picked up by the police. A large police contingent was present near the press club.

Police have been keeping a close watch on the SDPI since the murder, and had arrested several activists in raids across the State.

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