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Lecturer attack: Kerala, 4 states together to trace accused

With the five main accused in the lecturer attack case still at large, the state police will coordinate with intelligence agencies of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharastra to nab them.



Kochi: With the five main accused in the
lecturer attack case still at large, the state police will
coordinate with intelligence agencies of Andhra Pradesh,
Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharastra to nab them.

Police said the Special Investigation Team (SIT), probing
the attack on a college lecturer whose right hand was chopped
off allegedly by activists of a Muslim outfit, would
coordinate with intelligence agencies of the four states to
trace the accused.

The sketches of two main accused in the case were
yesterday released by the SIT, which has also issued look out
notices against three others.

Prof T J Joseph was attacked on July 4 allegedly by
activists of Popular Front of India (PFI) at Muvattupuzha in
Ernakulam district for preparing a question paper containing
"derogatory" references to Prophet Mohammed.

Kerala DGP Jacob Punnose was here yesterday to discuss
with the SIT officers the progress of the case.

Meanwhile, the district administration has banned a march
proposed to be taken out by PFI`s sister organisation --
National Women`s Front (NWF).

NWF state General Secretary Raihanath today told
reporters at nearby Aluva that banning the march is against
"democratic norms".

She alleged police was threatening women
and children and entering their homes late night and
questioning them.

Police, however, said only houses of PFI activists
and their sister organisations have been raided.

Meanwhile, Joseph was recuperating after a surgery here,
hospital sources said, adding he has been shifted to private
ward from the Intensive Care Unit.

PTI

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