• search
For Quick Alerts
Subscribe Now  
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

Killing of SFI leader: Cops search PFI offices in Kerala

By oneindia staff

Kochi, July 8: The Police searched a few centres of Islamic outfit Popular Front of India in Malappuram district as it intensified its hunt to arrest the prime accused in the killing of an SFI leader at a college in Kochi earlier this week.

Killing of SFI leader: Cops search PFI offices in Kerala

At least 12 accused in the case including a leader of Campus Front, the student offshoot of PFI, in Ernakulam Maharajas College are still at large, nearly a week after the killing of second-year student Abhimanyu.

Six persons have been arrested so far in connection with the killing of the student leader, police said.

As part of its campaign against the alleged assailants, police have raided offices and homes of leaders of PFI and its allied outfits including SDPI and Campus Front in the state and its workers have been put on the preventive arrest.

Police said searches were carried out Satyasarani and Green Valley, two key centres of PFI in Malappuram district.

Senior police officers overseeing the investigation said their probe was going in the right direction but refused to elaborate.

Ernakulam Range I-G Vijay Sakhare held the meeting of the police officers part of probe team to evaluate the progress in the investigation, sources said.

SDPI has justified the killing of a 20-year-old student from a poor Tamil tribal hamlet from backward hill region of Idukki district, saying the attack was not one-sided and the death of Abhimanyu happened when the activists of Campus Front defended themselves.

Police have said only two or three students belonging to Campus Front were part of the gang of around 15 persons allegedly involved in violent attacks on SFI workers over a minor issue of graffiti on the college wall.

The CPM has alleged that rest of the attackers were either worker of PFI or SDPI.

The SFI leader was stabbed to death and two others were injured in an attack allegedly by members of a pro-Islamic outfit at the Maharajas College in Ernakulam on July 1 night.

For Daily Alerts

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more