Lecturer attack: One more PFI worker arrested from Mangalore
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Last Updated: Friday, October 08, 2010, 20:33
Muvattpuzha: The Special Investigation team probing the brutal attack on a college lecturer here on July 4, on Friday arrested one more activist belonging to the radical outfit Popular Front of India (PFI) in connection with the attack.

The accused was arrested from Mangalore yesteday and brought to Kerala, police sources said.

The lecturer, T J Joseph's right hand had been chopped off by attackers and it was later sutured back by doctors of the Specialist hospital here after a 11 hour long micro surgery.

With this arrest, totally 23 PFI workers have been arrested in connection with the incident.

Acting on the instruction of SP, P N Unnirajan, Moovattupuzha Circle Inspector, P P Shams and team arrested, Pareed (32), a driver, who was directly involved in the attack on Prof Joseph, from Mangalore yes.terday

The accused was the driver of the van in which the assailants reached Muvattupuzha and attacked the teacher, police said.

He has been charged with the various offences of IPC including attempt to murder, criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, rioting, Arms Act and Explosive Act.

The accused was produced before the Judicial First Class Magistrate court here today and remanded to police Custody for 10 days.

Joseph had prepared a question paper which allegedly had some references to Prophet Mohammed, which led to the attack. A controversy broke over the question paper, he was suspended by the college authorities and later dismissed.


First Published: Friday, October 08, 2010, 20:33

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