Arun Thomas Fereira was arrested on May 8, 2007 and eight cases under UAPA were foisted on him in Maharashtra. His arrest had made headlines in the media at that time. None of the charges against him could stand up to legal scrutiny in the courts. In 2008, he was implicated in a case in which eleven students from Chandrapur were arrested for Maoist links. Though he was in jail at the time, Arun was also added on as an accused. On Friday 23rd September, 2011, he was acquitted in this case as well.