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Kerala Timeline 2011



January 7

The Vice-Chancellor, Rajan Gurukkal of the Mahatma Gandhi University, Priyadarshini Hills in Kottayam District, has sought a Police inquiry into the veracity and origin of reports that appeared in a section of the media on reported CPI-Maoist connection with four former students.

June 9

According to highly placed sources in the Indian intelligence agencies, the SIMI and the CPI-Maoist have recently conducted a secret meeting in Kottayam District of Kerala. The meeting was to formulate strategies for a joint action in Kerala. While both the groups had earlier met in Palakkad, this is the first time that such a meeting has taken place in central Kerala, sources pointed out. Intelligence officials, who were tracking the movements of a couple who are allegedly leading the underground Maoist movement in Kerala, have found that SIMI cadres were actually entering into some pact with the Maoists. The intelligence agencies are trying to find out as to what sort of understanding the two groups have.

August 30

The Police gathered vital information about the possible hideouts of Roopesh alias Praveen, a CPI-Maoist leader in the State.

October 14

Human rights activist and former CPI-Maoist cadre, A Vasu and five others were taken into custody by Thrissur Police on suspicion of Maoist connections as intelligence reports speak of reorganization of Left Wing Extremists in the State's tribal areas.

Note:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.





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