The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has moved the Special Court for cancelling bail of student activist Alan Shuhaib, one of the accused in the Pantheerankavu Maoist case.
The investigation agency submitted police reports before the court and the reports state a criminal case booked against Alan Shuhaib.
The Station House officer of Panniyankara Police reported to the court that Dharmmadam police in Kannur district had arraigned Shuhaib as an accused in a case.
Earlier this month, Students’ Federation of India, a student body of CPI(M) had filed a complaint against Alan Shuhaib for allegedly assaulting students at Kannur Palayat Law College. Based on this, Dharmadam police registered a case. However, Alan Shuhaib denied SFI’s allegation and called the complaint a “fabricated one.”
Shuhaib alleged that Students’ Federation of India (SFI) was taking revenge for complaining about a ragging incident occurred last year in which, according to him, SFI activists had involvement.
The social media patrolling report of Alan Shuhaib prepared by the Cyber Crime Enquiry Cell, Kozhikode, which reported that Alan had been supporting the banned CPI (Maoist), was also submitted to the court, The Hindu reported.
Shuhaib who was arrested along with other student Thwaha Fasal under the draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in November 2019 for suspected Maoist links, was granted bail by Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in 2020 September. The court, while releasing him on bail, had imposed a condition that he should not indulge in any offences while out on bail.
Shuhaib was 21 while the time of arrest.
The Kerala left government had come under heavy criticism when the Kerala police booked the duo under UAPA. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had defended the arrest, stating that the two were not CPI(M) cadre but ‘Maoists’. Alan and Thaha, who were both members of the CPI(M), were ousted from the party soon after they were arrested.