Kobad Ghandy arrested, interrogated
Posted by Ka Frank on October 14, 2009
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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.