Delhi: Chargesheet filed against Naxal leader

The Delhi Police Friday filed a supplementary chargesheet against top Maoist leader Kobad Gandhy, accused of trying to set up a network of the banned outfit in Delhi.

Last Updated: Mar 23, 2012, 21:51 PM IST

New Delhi: The Delhi Police Friday filed a
supplementary chargesheet against top Maoist leader Kobad Gandhy, accused of trying to set up a network of the banned
outfit in Delhi, with a fresh sanction to prosecute him under
the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.

In the supplementary chargesheet, the Special Cell has
placed on record fresh sanction to prosecute him under section
45 of the Unlawful Activities Prevention (UAP) Act.

The chargesheet also has a March 23, 2012, order of
Additional Secretary (Home) against Gandhy and his co-accused
Arvind Joshi.

Sources in the court said the supplementary chargesheet has been filed in pursunace of the amendment made in the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.

The supplemetary chargesheet was filed in the court of
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav and the same will
now be marked to the court of Additional Sessions Judge Pawan
Jain where the main chargesheet is pending consideration.

The case against Ghandy is now at the stage of argument
on charges.

In the main chargesheet, the police had slapped charges
under the UAP Act, besides booking him for various offences
under the IPC relating to cheating, forgery and impersonation.

The agency has alleged 64-year-old Ghandy, along with
his associates, was trying to build a Maoist corridor in
the national capital.

An alumni of the prestigious Doon School, Ghandy was said
to be part of the top leadership of erstwhile CPI-ML (People`s
War Group) from 1981 and continued as a Central Committee
member in CPI (Maoist). He was elected to its Politburo in
2007.

PTI