Thiruvananthapuram: Police on Tuesday continued searches across different offices of the Popular Front of India in Kerala, and also decided not to permit a parade that the organisation was planning to hold in the state.
Tuesday's searches were a follow-up on a raid the police carried out at Edakkad near Kannur on Monday, in which they found bombs, swords, iron pipes and objectionable leaflets in a vacant building that was suspected to be used by Popular Front activists.
Police have taken into custody one person in connection with the find of explosives and weapons. Cases have also been filed against about 50 Popular Front activists who held a protest march in Thalassery stating that there was a move by vested interests to taint the reputation of the organization in the backdrop of the weapons find in Edakkad.
Among the Popular Front offices searched today by the police were the state committee office of the organisation in Kozhikode, and its offices in Kannur, Kasaragod and Wayanad.
Police have also denied permission for the Popular Front to hold the Freedom Parade the organisation was planning to hold next month.
Meanwhile, police took into custody one more person in connection with the attack on a college professor in Muvattupuzha last week, in which the assailants chopped off the palm of the professor.
He was attacked apparently for incorporating a question in a Malayalam examination in the college, which hurt religious sentiments.