Latest Kerala Local News: Five armed Maoists visit Valathodu in Kannur – The Hindu

An armed Maoist gang of five members, including a woman, reportedly visited Valathodu at Ayyankunnu grama panchayat in Kannur on Monday evening. The gang brandished slogans.

Irrity Police filed an action under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) against Maoist members, led by TP Moidheen, for suppressing the armed march, shouting slogans and threatening people. Senior police officers as well as the anti-naxal squad visited the area. They spoke to local residents and gathered details.

The Maoists reached the area around 5:45 p.m. Monday and spent more than 30 minutes there. They reportedly threatened residents who tried to inform the police. The Maoists took rice, biscuits, oil and other food items from a store there. They visited a house and forced the inhabitants to make tea.

Later, the gang returned to the forest through the Rajagiri road. According to police, the gang gave a speech and distributed pamphlets calling Narendra Modi and Pinarayi Vijayan traitors who are trying to abolish rationing in accordance with World Bank instructions.

This is the second time that the visit of Maoists is reported from the region of Valathodu, where the police are sensitizing the population against the Maoist moment.

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