Maoist wanted in Gujarat nabbed from Delhi
A suspected Maoist, who is alleged to have played a key role in setting up the state committee of the banned outfit CPI (Maoist) in Gujarat, was arrested from here, police said Friday.
New Delhi: A suspected Maoist, who is
alleged to have played a key role in setting up the state
committee of the banned outfit CPI (Maoist) in Gujarat, was
arrested from here, police said Friday.
Abdul Shakeel Pasha was arrested by a team of special
cell of Delhi police from R K Puram locality, a senior officer
Gujarat police had circulated a look out notice against
Pasha, who was staying here and was allegedly indulged in
organising Naxal activities in Surat district.
According to police, Pasha, who is a lawyer and member of
several human rights organisations, is incharge of the state
area committee of the banned outfit.
"We came to know about Pasha during investigation of a
case registered a few months back against several persons and
11 of them were arrested for indulging in Naxal activities in
the state," Surat Range IG, A K Singh, told a news agency over phone.
It emerged during investigation that Pasha, who was a
high ranking cadre in erstwhile People`s War Group (PWG)
before its merger with Maoist Communist Centre of India (MCCI)
in 2004, had played a key role in setting up of state
committee of CPI (Maoist) in Gujarat, he added.
He also looked after recruitment of cadres for the
banned outfit in the state, and described his arrest as a
A team of Surat police have left for the capital to
take Pasha on a transit remand.
"On getting information that Pasha was staying in the
capital, we shared intelligence inputs with Delhi police
requesting them track him down and arrest in connection with
the said case," he said.
Pasha is learnt to be a resident of Karnataka, he