Thursday, December 31, 2015

Attack on Nitta Gelatin: Charge sheet filed

KOCHI: In the case related to attack on Ernakulam Nitta Gelatin India Ltd (NGIL), the police have submitted the charge sheet. This is the first charge sheet in the case. It has been filed against the first five accused.

In the charge sheet, the police have alleged that the accused are CPI Maoist members. The charge sheet has been filed against Arun Balan, Sreekath, Jose, Ramanan and Anoop. The police have alleged that the above five had indulged themselves in anti-national activities and hence they were a threat to national security.

It was in November 2011, NGIL office at Ernakulam Panampilly Nagar was allegedly damaged by the accused. The police’ claim was that Maoists were behind the attack. They also claimed to have recovered Maoist pamphlets from the incident spot.   

Well ahead of the incident, the company was in the news as locals had risen in protest against it, alleging that it dumped huge quantities of factory waste into Kathikudathu River near Chalakkudy. 

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