Arm chopping case: five more held

Kochi: Five more Popular Front of India (PFI) activists including Shiaz, a close associate of Yunus Ali, who was arrested Wednesday, were taken into custody Thursday in connection with attack on professor T.J. Thomas of Newman college, Thodupuzha.

While three others arrested – Lathif, Ayub and Muhamad Ali hail from Kothamangalam, Moitheen Kutty is from Valancherry.Meanwhile, Yunus, identified by the police as the mastermind behind the incident was remanded to police custody for 10 days.

The police filed a remand report at the Muvatupuzha court listing Yunus as the fourth accused. The police told the court that Yunus had played a crucial role in the planning, execution and selecting the people.

Yunus in his confession statement had said that seven persons were involved in the incident and that Nazar, for whom the police have issued a look out notice, was the mastermind of the incident.

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