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Updated: November 17, 2009 22:27 IST

AP police moves Delhi court seeking custody of Kobad Ghandy

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A file picture of Kobad Ghandy.
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A file picture of Kobad Ghandy.

The Andhra Pradesh police on Tuesday moved a Delhi court seeking custody of top Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy, who is lodged in a jail in the national capital.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja sought a report from Tihar Jail Superintendent on the application moved by the Andhra Pradesh police seeking custodial interrogation of Ghandy, an ideologue of the banned CPI-Maoist.

The AP police moved the application with a production warrant issued by Additional Judicial Magistrate of Karimnagar district, stating that he was wanted in a case registered with the Karimnagar(rural) police station in 2008.

The court has put the application for hearing tomorrow.

Ghandy, 63, has been booked under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. He was apprehended here on September 20.

He was under judicial custody till November 27.

Ghandy’s release, along with two other leaders, was reportedly demanded by Maoists for the safe return of abducted Jharkhand police Inspector Francis Induwar who was later beheaded near Ranchi earlier last month.

An alumnus of the prestigious Doon School, Ghandy was in the top echelons of erstwhile CPI-ML (People’s War Group) from 1981 and continued as Central Committee member in CPI (Maoist). He was elected to the CPI (Maoist) Politburo in 2007.

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