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Top Maoist leader arrested in Delhi

Last Updated: Monday, September 21, 2009 - 23:55

New Delhi: A Polit Bureau member of CPI
(Maoist), heading its publication wing was arrested here
today, police said.

Kobad Gandhi, who was also spreading the organisation
in urban areas, was caught by the Special Cell of Delhi
Police following an input received from intelligence agencies,
they said.

However, they refused to divulge from where he was

A member of the Polit Bureau, the top decision making
body of the CPI (Maoist), Gandhi was also in charge of the sub
committee on mass organisations and spreading its influence in
the urban areas.

Sources said he was also in touch with foreign extreme
left organisations to get international recognition for his

Demand for unconditional release of Kobad

Top Maoist leader Koteswar Rao alias
Kishenji on Monday night demanded the unconditional release of party
leader Kobad Gandhi who was arrested in Delhi.

Kishneji claimed that Gandhi was a post-graduate of
Harvard University and an ideological leader besides being an
important functionary of the banned organisation.

"The government should release him immediately," he said.

Gandhi, a Parsi, was in charge of a CPI(Maoist) committee
on mass organisations for spreading its influence in
urban areas, besides the publication wing.

He was apprehended by the Special Cell of Delhi Police
last night following following information from intelligence
agencies, police said.

Gandhi has been remanded to judicial custody for 14 days
after being produced in court.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, September 21, 2009 - 23:55
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