Chhatradhar Mahato, convener of the People’s Committee Against Police Atrocities, arrested on charge of sedition and Maoist links, was on Tuesday again send to police custody from judicial remand by a local court.

Chief Judicial Magistrate N.N. Dasgupta gave the order while hearing the case against the Peoples Committee Against Police Atrocities (PCPA) leader, who was also booked under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

Mahato was arrested on September 26, 2009 by CID officials posing as TV journalists from an area near Lalgarh in West Midnapore district, where he was leading an agitation against alleged police excesses.

Mahato, who denied Maoist links, has been in and out of police custody since his arrest.

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