A 24 year old Switzerland national was detained by the Kerala police and they are suspecting him to have links with Maoists. The Swiss citizen is identified as Jonathan Bold and was arrested after he allegedly attended a function organised in memory of a Maoist activist at Valapad.
According to the police Bold arrived to Kerala on tourist visa on July 10th and appeared at the Sinoj memory function who is a Maoist activist from Kerala, was killed last month in Andhra Karnataka border while making country bombs.
This function was hosted by Maoist sympathisers and Sinoj hails from Valapad. Bold was charged under the Foreigners Act, Section 14(b), which pertains to violation of visa conditions and Maoist literature was also recovered from him. Bold had woman companion and visited Kannur and few places before he was arrested.