Ghandy remanded to two-day police custody

A local court on Monday remanded Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy to two-day police custody.

Updated: Feb 22, 2010, 20:08 PM IST

Patiala: A local court on Monday remanded Maoist
leader Kobad Ghandy to two-day police custody.

Ghandy was brought here by Patiala police on production
warrants from Delhi today in connection with an FIR registered
against him on January 25 at the sadar police station here
under Anti National Prevention Act 2008.

Police has "sufficient details" to prove that the Maoist
leader stayed at Patiala university under a fake name Kishore,
SSP RS Khatra said.

The police told the court that they wanted to investigate
whether Ghandy did anything to spread Naxalism in Punjab.

During his brief stay here, Ghandy may have established
some hidden and active links which the police are trying to
ascertain, Khatra said.

"Ghandy had managed to procure an identity card of
Punjabi University here. We are trying to locate his
accomplice, Manoj alias Rajesh, who may also be a member of
the banned CPI-Maoist," he said, adding that the police are
investigating if the extremist leader has links with any
student leaders or other staff members of the university.

PTI