Malappuram/Trissur: The Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) in Kerala had a significant catch recently in the form of 53-year-old Maoist leader Rajan Chittilappilly. A session's court in Manjeri has now remanded him in the ATS custody for 30 days.
Rajan had sustained injuries recently after being hit by a bike while he was returning after a visit to his house at Anakkal in Ollur. Soon after he sought treatment at Koorkenchery, the teams of Intelligence Bureau (IB) and ATS took him in custody.
The renegade was produced before the Manjeri Sessions Court via video conferencing on Wednesday and remanded to custody till January 8. The IB team will continue to grill the renegade.
Rajan was earlier shifted to Kozhikode Medical College as he had sustained injuries to his shoulders and head.
He was arrested in connection with a 2016 case registered for conducting arms training camp about 3 km from Manakadavu Colony in Nilambur to commemorate the Maoist Formation Day.
He was booked in September that year on charges of hoisting the flag of the proscribed outfit, training with guns, conducting parade and study classes.
The first accused in the case Kalidasan was arrested by Agaly police in 2017. Rajan is the 19th accused in the case.