Madurai: National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a chargesheet against three Madurai-based CPI (Maoist) operatives before the NIA special court at Poonamallee in Chennai on Friday.
The charge sheet was filed against Vivekanandan alias Vivek and Suresh Rajan of Moovendar Nagar and Mohan Ramasamy alias Advocate Mohan of Jaihindpuram under various sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
The case was initially registered at Tallakulam police station on September 1, 2020, for uploading objectionable contents on a Facebook account of Vivek denigrating the celebration of Independence Day as a sham. NIA took over the investigation after re-registering the case on March 14. Investigation and scrutiny of posts uploaded on social media accounts of the accused revealed their support and active role in propagating the cause and ideology of proscribed terrorist organisation CPI (M). The accused had been knowingly possessing documents, pamphlets, brochures, banners, handwritten notes, photographs which were published by CPI (Maoist) with the intention of supporting the proscribed terrorist organization and were propagating its violent extremist ideology