No bail for students arrested under UAPA

A court in Kozhikode dismissed the bail applications of two CPI(M) student activists, who were arrested under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) for allegedly distributing pro-Maoist pamphlets.

Thaha Fazal and Allan Shuhaib, who are students of Journalism and Law respectively and CPI(M)'s branch committee members, were arrested on November 2 from Kozhikode, causing widespread criticism in the Left-ruled state.

The counsel of the two students told that the Principal Sessions court had dismissed the bail pleas.

The grounds on which the bail applications were dismissed will be known only after getting copies of the order, they said. The petitioners are also likely to move the high court to quash the FIR against them and to seek bail.

The two accused are under judicial custody till November 15.