M'lore varsity student denied bail

The High Court on Monday rejected the interim bail plea of Vittala Malekudiya, a student of Mass Communication of Mangalore University, who has been arrested for his alleged naxal links.

In its objections, the State Police has appealed to the court not to grant him bail stating that incriminating documents, newspaper cuttings and pro-naxalism literatures were found in his possession.

The State also said that the accused student had provided shelter and food to several naxalities at his home. The State also submitted that he had participated in a training camp organised by the naxalites in western ghats.

Objecting grant of bail to Vittala, the State also raised apprehension that if released, he might again join the naxal movement. Justice Subhash B Adi, who heard the matter, rejected his interim bail plea.

Vittala had moved the High Court, seeking bail and quashing of the first information report filed against him. He was arrested along with his father Lingappa Malekudiya by the Anti-Naxal Force on March 3, 2012. 

Having been booked under Section 10 and 13 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Section 121 of the IPC, Vittala was denied bail by the local court. But, the court had allowed him to write the examinations under police security.

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