DU lecturer summoned by court to depose as witness
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Last Updated: Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 18:27
New Delhi: A Delhi court on Wednesday issued summonses to six witnesses, including four policemen and a Delhi University college lecturer, to depose as prosecution witnesses in trial of a couple, allegedly having links with banned outfit Communist Party of India (Maoist).

Additional Sessions Judge Santosh Snehi Mann issued the summonses to the six after recording the statement of only one prosecution witnesses in the case as no other witness had responded to the earlier summonses.

The court had framed charges against Gopal Mishra and his wife Anu for allegedly having links with CPI (Maoist).

The couple was also charged for committing various offences under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act after some documents were recovered from them which "lay emphasis" on capturing political power through armed rebellion.

"Prosecution witnesses be summoned along with the investigating officer on August 3," the court said.

Of the six witnesses summoned by the court, four are policemen while two others are public witnesses, including a lecturer of DU's Motilal Nehru College. He had allegedly arranged a flat on rent here for the couple.

43-year-old Mishra was arrested by Special Cell of the Delhi Police on April 26 last year from Shahdara in East Delhi and was found carrying various documents and a CD containing material related to CPI (Maoist). His wife Anu was arrested a day later.

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First Published: Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 18:27

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