Ghandy remanded to two-day police custody
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Last Updated: Monday, February 22, 2010, 20:08
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.


First Published: Monday, February 22, 2010, 20:08

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