In a shocking incident, CPM district secretary of Thiruvananthapuram Anavoor Nagappan has come out in support of SFI leader Muhammad Nazeem, who had allegedly assaulted traffic police officers in the public on December 12 for questioning the violation of traffic signal, reported Mathrubhumi.
According to the reports, CPM leader Anavoor Nagappan claims that police officials belonging to the BJP has deliberately named Nazeem as accused in a case pertaining to the assault on traffic police officers at Palayam. Shockingly, accused SFI leader Nazeem who was absconding after the incident, was seen at an event alongside two state ministers A K Balan and K T Jaleel.
Reportedly, Nazeem was present in the college premise until the completion of the event, which was held just a few meters away from the Cantonment police station where the case against him is registered. The presence of the key accused Nazeem at the event alongside ministers AK Balan and KT Jaleel indicate that there is a strong political intervention is safeguarding the accused. It is being alleged that the police, who provided security to the ministers, could not arrest him because of alleged political interference.
On December 12, a group of six SFI members including Nazeem had brutally assaulted the traffic police officers Sarath and Vinayachandran, for questioning the violation of traffic signal. The police had earlier arrested Aromal, Akhil, Haider Shanavas and Sreejith, who are students of University College and active members of SFI. The police officers were injured and had undergone treatment at a general hospital in Thiruvananthapuram.
The delay by the police officials in registering a case against the SFI workers had caused a massive controversy in the state. The government had transferred Cantonment police station SHO and city police commissioner P Prakash after CPM leadership had expressed their uneasiness regarding the police officers tough stance towards the case.
The Kerala government is also facing severe flak over the recent controversy involving DCP Law and Order, Chaithra Teresa John, who was transferred by the Communist Kerala government within hours after she had raided Thiruvananthapuram District Committee office of CPI(M) following a tip-off that the DYFI workers who had pelted stones at the Medical College police station the previous night were hiding there.