OU Professor Arrested On Alleged Links With Maoists

Sat Jan 18 2020 16:35:23 GMT+0530 (IST)

Policemen who were in plainclothes have searched the residence of Osmania professor C. Kasim, who is also an editor at the Nadusthuna newspaper and was taken into custody.

Interestingly he was recently elected as one of the key leaders of Virasam, which is the revolutionary writers association.

Earlier, the professor was arrested by the Mukugu Police of Medak district on a sedition case that he was reportedly working as a courier for the Maoists.

"He is not a frontal guy. He is part of the outlawed Maoist party's United Front, which takes care of protests, funding, and propagate the revolutionary ideas to different groups, including students," a senior police officer said.

The officer said that in 2006 Kasim was found transporting some key documents to the Maoist party leaders. "We have seized those documents and based on the confession of the arrested person, Kasim was treated as one of the accused in the case," he said.

"Recently, while investigating the case, we got inputs that Kasim had more documents at his house and after taking a search warrant, conducted searches and arrested him after seizing the materials," he added.