Police report sustains UAPA; Bail plea to be considered on Wednesday
Kozhikode: The police handed over to the prosecution the report in connection with the arrest of two students from Kozhikode for alleged Maoist links. The police handed over the report maintaining the charge of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) against them. Meanwhile, the court postponed hearing of the bail plea of the accused to Wednesday.
The court considered the bail plea and heard the arguments of both parties within the limited time allowed. The defence lawyer Adv. M. K. Dinesh argued that the case should not be charged with UAPA. The accused have no criminal background. They are CPM workers only. The police action will destroy their future, the defence lawyer argued.
The police have pointed out about the UAPA in the remand report also. They also claimed that they have proper evidence to prove the same. However, the prosecution stated that two days’ time is required to confirm whether charging UAPA is valid. Following this, the court deferred considering bail plea.
The probe team is firm in their stand even when the chief minister and other prominent personalities stated that slapping UAPA will be reviewed. Also a strong political situation has arisen due to which the prosecution cannot strongly oppose the bail. At present, the police action and the government stand are in a contradictory state.