Maoist leader re-arrested, taken in police custody

A Maoist leader was re-arrested after he was released by a local court in a naxal- related case.

Nagpur: A Mumbai-based Maoist leader was
re-arrested by a team of Gadchiroli police outside the Central
jail here after he was released by a local court in a naxal-
related case.

A team of policemen in plain clothes were waiting for
Arun Thomas Ferreira to come out of the prison here and as
soon as he stepped out, cops immediately took him in custody
and rushed him to Gadchiroli.

He was produced before a court in Wadsa there yesterday
after his re-arrest in connection with a 2007 case following
which he was remanded in police custody till September 30,
Gadchiroli Police PRO S Kangude said today.

Ferriera along with three other Maoists leaders -- Murli
Ashok Satya Reddy, Dharnendra Bhurle and Naresh Bansod -- were
picked up the city police in a swift operation from
Deekshabhoomi here on 2007 for their active involvement in
strengthening naxalite network.

The Maoist leader was the head of the communication and
propaganda cell of the banned outfit. Later, police also
arrested some more people from Chandrapur-Gadchiroli belt who
knew Ferreira`s activities.

However, a sessions court here acquitted him on Tuesday
following which he was re-arrested, with his lawyers alleging
high-handedness on the part of the Gadchiroli police.

PTI

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