Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Monday dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of K.P. Nadir, an accused in a case registered under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) at Aralam police station in Kannur.
Nadir, known as Nadi in social media circles, was not named as an accused initially and he was let off after the police took him into custody. The outburst after the incident resulted in the government announcing a decision to review the UAPA cases.
The police submitted before the court that they had invoked UAPA against six persons, including Nadir, the fourth accused, for allegedly threatening the tribal persons in Vietnam colony in Aralam police station limits and distributing copies of the magazine 'Kattuthee,’ the Maoist mouthpiece, to them. The eyewitnesses in the case had identified the six-member Maoist team which included the petitioner also. Seven witnesses identified Nadir when they were shown the photograph. Hence there should be an in-depth inquiry to cross-check his involvement in the case, the police said.
The allegation was that on March 3, 2016, C.P. Moideen and five other Maoist activists trespassed into the house of Rajani Sibin and threatened her and family.
They asked them to raise slogans supporting the banned organisation and spoke against the government. They also took away the cooked food, the police said....