New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday rejected the
bail plea of suspected woman Maoist Soni Sori, arrested on
October 4 here, and allowed Chhattisgarh Police`s plea for her
three days transit remand.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Naveen Arora
accepted state police`s plea for taking 36-year-old Sori,
charged with sedition for allegedly acting as a conduit
between Maoists and private firm Essar, to Dantewada on
transit remand, but ordered for her necessary protection.
Before her transit remand was granted to the Chhattisgarh
Police, Sori was produced before Additional Sessions Judge
Yogesh Khanna who rejected her bail plea and referred the
issue of transit remand to the ACMM`s court.
"In view of order of sessions judge, I grant a transit
remand of three days of accused Soni Sori to be produced
before judicial Magistrate Yogita Vasnik (at Dantewada).
Investigating officer is directed to take all measures to
ensure the safety of the accused," Arora said.
Earlier, seeking bail Sori had said that she was falsely
implicated in the case and should not be handed over to
Dantewada police as she feared threat to her life.
Sori had told the court that she was a primary school
teacher and the police had forced her to make a call and
demand Rs 15 lakh on behalf of the Naxals.
The suspected claimed that she was let off after she made
the call as directed by the police and asked to flee from
Chhattisgarh, following which she came here to Delhi.
Chhattisgarh Police, however, said there was no threat to
her life in Dantewada. They said custodial interrogation of
Sori was needed as four cases were pending against her.
Sori was apprehended by Delhi Police from South Delhi for
allegedly acting as a conduit between Maoists and Essar.
She hails from Dantewada district in Chhattisgarh, a hot
bed of Maoist activities.