Swiss National arrested for support to Maoists

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014,19:15 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Police have arrested a Swiss national  for participating and addressing a gathering at a function organised by the Maoist activists in memory of a member of  their group at Valappad, in the district today.
The 24-year-old Swiss national, identified as Police said Jonathan Valantine Fernando Jim  Bold,  arrived in the la on a tourist visa, attended a meeting organised in memory of Sinoj,  a Maoist activist from the state who was killed while making country bombs in Andhra-Karnataka border last month, without  any other valid documents, Valappad police told UNI.    Police have registered a case against him under section Jonathan has been charged under the Foreigners Act, Section 14(b), second ii(b) amendment act, which pertains to violation  of visa conditions, the sources said adding that he was produced before the CJM at Kodungallur later in the  evening..
According to police, Jonathan  arrived in the state on  July 10 with a woman companion and had also attended at a function at Kannur organised by the CPI(M) on Palestine issue as Mathew on May 25 last during his stay at Kannur    The police had also brought his girl friend from Kannur and was interrogating.