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Kerala maoist case: NIA conducts searches in 2 locations

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Kozhikode/Malappuram: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted searches in two locations in Kozhikode on Friday in connection with the maoist case against two college students.

NIA sources confirmed the searches, but did not divulge any details.

The agency had on April27filed a chargesheet in the Ernakulam NIA Special Court against two college students Allan Shuaib (20) and Thwaha Fasal (24), who were arrested and another abscounding accusedC P Usman, 40 in themaoist case.

It had said "the invesitgation had revealed that all the three are members of the proscribed terrorist organisation CPI(Maoist) and had conducted secretmeetings and unlawful activities for furthering the cause of the outfit.

Thwaha and Allan, who were arrested by state police last year under the Unlawful Activities PrevenentionAct (UAPA), were students of journalism and law respectively and the CPI (M)'s branch committee members in Kozhikode district.

Subsequently, the case was taken over by the NIA.

Meanwhile,the police conducted a search on Friday at the house of C P Jaleel, a Maoist, who was killed in an encounter in Wayanad inMarch last year.

The CPI(M) had in February expelled Allan and Thwaha from the party for their alleged Maoist links.

According to Malappuram Superintendent of Police, U Abdul Kareem, the search was conducted on a tip off that few affiliates of Jaleel and his brother were staying in the house at nearby Pandikkad.

"Other than the family of Jaleel, three men and three women were found in the house. Three of them were relatives of the family and three are outsiders," the SP told PTI.

Some documents and electronic gadgets have been recovered from Jaleel's house, the officer said.

"No one has been arrested. The police team has recovered few pamphlets, phone memory cards and few sim cards from the house. We are keeping a vigil on them," he said.

Jaleel along with three other members of his armed gang had arrived ata resort in Lakkidi demanding food and money.

He had been shot dead in a police encounter in March last year.

Maoists living inside the forest bordering Karnataka and Tamil Nadu often make flash visits to nearby markets in Wayanad and Malappuram districts to mobilise food materials from residents and shops in the vicinity.

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