Court extends judicial custody of Ghandy`s associate

A Delhi court today extended the judicial remand of a suspected associate of top Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy by 14 days.

Last Updated: May 11, 2010, 23:09 PM IST

New Delhi: A Delhi court today extended the
judicial remand of a suspected associate of top Maoist leader
Kobad Ghandy by 14 days.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja sent Arvind
Joshi to judicial custody till May 25.

Joshi, arrested from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh on February
21, was brought to the national capital on March 19 in
compliance with a production warrant issued against him.

He had also remained in custody of Delhi police`s Special
Cell, which investigated the case relating to Ghandy, for
interrogation.

Joshi, who hailed from Uttarakhand, allegedly slipped
out with the hard disk of the laptop seized from the
possession of Ghandy when he was arrested here on September 20
last year.

The accused is also alleged to have acted as a key
facilitator for Ghandy in establishing a Maoist base in the
capital city and also helped him procure fake identity card
and PAN card.

On February 19, Delhi police filed a chargesheet against
Ghandy, accusing him of trying to set up a network of the
banned outfit here, under the stringent Unlawful Activities
(Prevention) Act, besides booking him for various offences
under the IPC relating to cheating, forgery and impersonation.

The case relating to Ghandy has been sent to sessions
court for trial proceedings.

-PTI

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