Friday, May 08, 2009

Jharkhand police granted transit remand of suspected naxal

Published: May 8,2009

New Delhi, May 8 A Delhi court today granted transit remand of a suspected Naxal, who was allegedly involved in 17 criminal cases in Jharkhand, to the state police to produce him before a Chatra district judge.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja directed the Jharkhand police to produce Yogendra Singh Bhokta alias Soren (26) before the court in Chatra district on or before May 12.

Jharkhand police filed an application before the court to take custody of Yogendra, claiming he was wanted in 17 cases including that of murder.

They also submitted that a Chatra district court had issued an arrest warrant against Yogendra.

The Delhi police had arrested Singh, a self-styled zonal commander of banned CPI (Maoist), and two others Satish Kumar (20) and Sheetal (19) on May three.

Yogendra was recuperating in the capital after receiving bullet injuries in a gun-battle with the police in Jharkhand.

All the three accused were produced before the court here following the end of their five-day custodial interrogation.

The Delhi police also registered a case against the three accusing them of being members of a terrorist organisation under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

Meanwhile, the court remanded Satish and Sheetal to judicial custody till May 12.

Source: PTI

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