Perumbavoor: Maoist leaders Roopesh and his wife Shyna, accused of providing a hiding place to Maoist central committee member Mallaraja Reddy and People’s War Group women’s cell leader Beecha Jaganna (Suguna), were secretly taken to Perumbavoor to collect evidence.
The 20-minute-long evidence collection took place in a house owned by Kanjirakkad Amampilli Murali, which Roopesh had taken on rent using a fake name. A. Anil Kumar, the SP of internal security division, said Roopesh had said that he had taken the house on rent to arrange a hiding place for Mallaraja and had stayed with them.
Murali, the house owner, has identified Roopesh and Shyna. While renting the house, Roopesh had said that he was an Engandiyur resident Sumesh and his wife was a teacher. Since the events related to the case had taken place in August-December 2007, there was no material evidence to collect from the site. Now another family is staying in that house on rent.
There is another case against Roopesh and Shyna for taking computers and Maoist publications from this house where Mallaraja Reddy had stayed.
Evidence was collected secretly to prevent anyone supporting their cause from coming to the site in Perumbavoor where there are many workers from other states. In many instances, people had come to support them shouting slogans. They had even talked to media while they were taken to court. The evidence collection was supervised by DYSPs A. Shanavas and K.V. Vijayan.