October 14th, 2011
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Grow Vasu released

Grow VasuThrissur: Prominent trade union leader and human rights activist Grow Vasu who had been taken under police custody for his alleged connections with the Maoists was released later today. He was taken into custody by Thrissur East police from Thrissur Rest House today at 6am. Sugathan, Balagopal, Haridas, Ajayan who were also arrested earlier have been released.

“Our primary basic needs were denied to us. We were taken under arrest for our alleged involvement in planning to plant bombs,” Vasu said.

The arrest occurred while he was returning from Shaina’s house at Vadanappaly Thrissur. Shaina and her husband Roopesh are under police vigilance for their alleged relationships with the Maoists. Before the visit Shaina had warned Grow Vasu of the police vigilance and had informed him that the police frequented her house. Of the seven people who were in the room one person is said to have escaped. Of the six arrested 3 were Malayalees and the other 3 are from Tamil Nadu. The police said that two people are lawyers.

Ayinoor Vasu who is also known as GROW Vasu was the leader of Gwalior Rayons Workers’ Organisation (GROW) and that is how he got the name. Mr Vasu became a synonym of environmental friendliness. He is also well known for his bold actions to fight for justice for the suffering of Dalits, Tribals, and victims of minority communities and for several other social and community issues. Mr Vasu who has agitated for several social issues has been arrested several times in the past.

Those arrested will be interrogated under the leadership of Thrissur DYSP.



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