Kerala police constable M J Shanawas who accompanied Urban Naxal Rahna Fathima to Sabarimala to violate the traditions in the hill shrine was arrested with 3.4 gm MDMA and 20 gm ganja on August 20. He was posted in Armed Reserve Civil Police Camp in Idukki. In the raid, the police found the contraband on him.
Shanawas had accompanied Rahana Fathima and her urban naxal colleague to Sabarimala. But she could not make it to the hill shrine due to protests by devotees.