Coimbatore | Shyna, one of the five Maoists arrested recently from city outskirts, today underwent a dental and medical check up at the government hospital, as directed by a sessions court and was later taken back into custody.
Shyna and her husband Roopesh were among five Maoists arrested on May 4 at Karumathampatti, about 20 km from here. The court while granting Q branch police 10 days custody of the Maoists on May 6, had directed them to ensure that she be given proper treatment for her dental problem, before questioning.
Accordingly, she was taken to the hospital this morning, amid tight security. She was also treated for dysentry and then taken back into custody, police said. The said investigations revealed that the Maoist couple had been staying in a rented house in Tirupur for the last two and half years and that they never mingled with neighbours.
Roopesh was taken to the same house in that town yesterday, from where some Maoist literature, a few cell phones and CDs were seized, they said. Meanwhile security at the Q branch office, where the Maoists were questioned before being produced in court, has been tightened after five persons on two motorcycles barged into the office on Wednesday and threatened two constables on duty with dire consequences for arresting their leaders.
They also took photographs of the office and fled the spot when the constables alerted the control after noting down the registration number of the bikes. Security at the Police Recruitment School, where the Maoists are presently being questioned, has also been tightened, they said. The five Maoists were arrested by Andhra police following a joint operation by that state, Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu police.
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