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Kobad Ghandy arrested, interrogated

Posted by Ka Frank on October 14, 2009

kobad-ghandyThis article was published by Yahoo News.

CPI (Maoist) Politbureau member Kobad Ghandy was arrested in New Delhi on September 17.  He was responsible for the party’s mass publications and often issued statements for  the party under the name of “Azad.”

Ghandy tough-nut to crack, say police sources

New Delhi, October 11   PTI

Arrested Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy appeared to have emerged as a “tough-nut to crack” for Delhi Police even as it came to light that Naxals were using technology to their advantage like operating “hard drive-less” laptops with the help of pen drives.

Ghandy, who is currently under the custody of Delhi Police’s Special Cell, is understood to have not revealed much to his interrogators on the network of Maoists in the city as well as the banned outfit’s future plans.

The 63-year-old Polit Bureau member of CPI (Maoist) was arrested by the Special Cell on September 21 from Bhikaji Kama Place acting on intelligence inputs.

However, Maoists claimed that he was picked up on September 17 by Intelligence Bureau after a “weak element” in the CPI (Maoist), who was acting as Ghandy’s courier, “betrayed” him.

He is one of the ideologues of the party.

“He is one of the ideologues of the party. He is very clever and a tough nut to crack.

He tries to mislead us. He suddenly talks about ideology and politics in the midst of interrogation.

We cannot say that he is completely cooperating with us,” a senior police official said. Sources also said that Maoists were using laptops without hard disks and whenever they wanted to operate one, they use a pen drive which is loaded with hard drives, in a bid to ensure that “secrets” are not leaked in case of its seizure by police.

One Response to “Kobad Ghandy arrested, interrogated”

  1. Ka Frank said

    Kobad Ghandy wants chair and table in jail

    New Delhi (PTI) January 8: Top Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy today moved a Delhi court seeking a direction to be provided with a chair and table in jail.

    Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja directed the authorities of Tihar jail, where Ghandy, a central committee member of banned CPI (Maoist), is at present lodged, to consider his plea as per the prison manual.

    Ghandy, 63, who was produced before the court, made the plea for the chair and table saying he required them as he was suffering from arthritis. The Maoist leader is also learnt to have been writing a book on his wife Anuradha.

    Meanwhile, the court extended the judicial custody of Ghandy till January 22.

    Ghandy, an ideologue and think-tank of the banned outfit, has been booked for various charges under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act after his arrest from the capital on September 20.

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