Kerala govt likely to withdraw plea to restore UAPA charges against Roopesh

B Balagopal / Mathrubhumi News

Roopesh | Photo: Mathrubhumi archives

New Delhi: The Kerala government is likely to withdraw the plea submitted before the Supreme Court to restore UAPA charges against alleged Maoist leader Roopesh. The move apparently is over the intervention of CPM central leadership.

It is learnt that the standing counsel for Kerala government will intimate the decision to the Supreme Court bench chaired by justice MR Shah, when the court takes up the matter.

Earlier, the government had approached the apex court to restore UAPA charges against Roopesh in the cases registered in Valayam and Kuttiady police stations. The court had sent notice to Roopesh on this. The court is slated to take up the matter on September 19.

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The new development comes at this juncture.

CPM as a party considers UAPA as a draconian law. In that context, if CPM-led government of Kerala approaches court for slapping UAPA charges, then that will be against the party’s stance.

Reportedly, the central leadership received a complaint over the matter. The new development has been attributed to this.

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