New Delhi: A Delhi Court today allowed a
plea of Andhra Pradesh police to take custody of top Maoist
leader Kobad Ghandy in connection with a case registered
against him in Karimnagar district in 2008.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja granted
the plea of Andhra Pradesh police and directed it to produce
Ghandy, a central committee member of CPI Maoist, in a court
in Karimnagar district on or before November 20.
The court on November 17 had asked Superintendent of
Tihar jail, where Ghandy is at present lodged, to file a
report on the plea on November 18.
The AP police had moved the application armed with
production warrant issued by Additional Judicial Magistrate of
Karimnagar district, stating he was wanted in a case
registered with the police in 2008.
Ghandy, 63, is required to be produced before the
court there on or before November 27 to face various charges
under the IPC, Explosive Substances Act and Unlawful
Activities (Prevention) Act, the state police said in their
Ghandy, an ideologue and think-tank of CPI Maoist, has
been booked for various charges under the Unlawful Activities
(Prevention) Act after his arrest here on September 20.
He is in judicial custody till November 27.