Witness backs police claim against Maoist leader

A key prosecution witness against suspected naxal leader Gopal Mishra and his wife, facing trial for their alleged links with Maoists, has supported Delhi Police`s claim of recovering propaganda material from the couple.

Last Updated: Sep 09, 2011, 18:39 PM IST

New Delhi: A key prosecution witness against
suspected naxal leader Gopal Mishra and his wife, facing trial for their alleged links with Maoists, has supported Delhi Police`s claim of recovering propaganda material of outlawed outlawed CPI (Maoist) from the couple.

Deposing before Additional Sessions Judge Santosh Snehi
Mann, prosecution witness Ritesh Kumar, the owner of the house
in north-east Delhi, where Gopal was a tenant, has identified
some documents, including copies of "Peoples` March", the CPI
(Maoist) mouthpiece, a laptop, pen drive and CDs, as having
been recovered from the couple by the police in his presence.
"A document titled `Political Statement of Coordination
Committee of Maoist Parties and Organisations of South Asia
(CCOMPOSA)` on the current situations and tasks, running into
five pages, is shown to the witness (Ritesh) from the judicial
record. Witness identifies this document as was seized," the
judge noted.

PTI