Kozhikode | Revolutionary Democratic Front (RDF) leader Sugathan was arrested under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) here today for distributing Maoists documents in the neighbouring Kannur District.
Special Branch Police said Town Police arrested Sugathan in an FIR registered by the Iritty police for distributing Maoists’ documents and affixing their notices in Iritty town in Kannur district two days ago.
He was arrested immediately after addressing a press meet at Calicut Press Club condemning police action against RDF activists.
Ajayan Mannur of Muvattupuzha and Ramakrishnan of Karivellur were arrested by Iritty police while they were affixing posters in Iritty on April 22.
Two others, Bahuleyan and Oseph, also named in the FIR, were absconding.
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