Kobad Ghandy, a Polit Bureau member of the banned CPI (Maoist), on Wednesday alleged that he was kept in illegal detention for four days in the national capital before police recorded his arrest on September 21.

However, police denied the allegation and said they arrested him on September 21 from Bhikaji Cama Place acting on intelligence inputs.

“I was detained on September 17 but the arrest was recorded on September 21 only,” Ghandy said at G B Pant Hospital where he was brought by police for medical check.

Ghandy, who is in charge of spreading the organisation’s influence in urban areas, has been found suffering from prostrate cancer and cardiac problems. He is presently lodged in Tihar jail.

He said he was in the party for a long time and was helping the CPI (Maoist) in bringing out the publications. “I have been assigned many works by the party,” he added.

Ghandy was brought to the hospital at around 10:15 am for a check up by specialists in oncology and cardiac departments.

The Maoists had claimed that a “weak element” in their party, who was acting as his courier, gave information to police about Ghandy’s movements.

They also claimed that Gandhy, whom they claim is a “role model for new generation”, had “just returned from a trip to the guerrilla zone”.