Kannur | The visuals of six-member maoists team led by Roopesh reaching the office carrying gun and sticks and vandalising the office of the crusher unit including damaging the computer were telecast today.
The computers and CCTV of the crusher unit had been damaged in this attack. However, Iritty DySP P Sukumaran led Special Investigation team (SIT), which is probing the case, sent the hard disk to forensic lab at Thiruvananathapuram where they recovered the visuals .
These gang had also visited the Aralam Farm and some other tribal colonies at Peravoor.
On June 8, following a plea at District Sessions Court, the SIT took Roopesh into police custody and during the interrogation, they got the evidence to prove the role of Roopesh in this attack.
Roopesh also provided the details of accomplices Gopalakrishna, Vikram Gowda and Jayesh. SIT produced Roopesh before the District Sessions Court which sent him to judicial custody and he was lodged at Kannur Central Jail.
Roopesh has been booked under Unlawful Activities prevention Act (UAPA) in this case. Roopesh is wanted in about 20 cases charged by Kerala police.
On January two, the five members, including a woman, dressed in military uniforms, reached the New Bharat Stone Crushing Unit at 24th Mile in Chekkazhi near Peravoor around 0230 hrs and demanded the keys to the office from the quarry workers, residing nearby.
When they refused to give the keys, they stormed into the office of the crusher unit by breaking open the doors, shouting Maoist slogans.
The gang damaged the computers, fax machines, CCTV cameras, television, office files and windows and set ablaze the office files. They also took the CCTV cameras and pasted posters of ‘Western Ghats Samrakshana Samithi’ and Maoists supported pamphlets after spending around 15 minutes at the office.
On May 5 , Special Intelligence Branch (SIB) of the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh police, the Q Branch CID of the Tamil Nadu police arrested Roopesh, his wife Shyna, Anoop, Eswaran and Kannan at Karumathampatti near Coimbatore.
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