Friday, December 11, 2009

Ghandy wants to retract from 'forcible confession'

New Delhi, Dec 11 (PTI) Top Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy today moved a Delhi court expressing his willingness to withdraw the "forcible confession" made before the police following his arrest here in September.

Ghandy, a central committee member of CPI (Maoist), was produced before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja who sent him to the judicial custody till December 25.

Ghandy, 63, was brought here from Andhra Pradesh after being in custody there since November 18 to face charges under the Explosive Substances Act and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in a case registered in Karimnagar district in 2008.

In the application, he said he wanted to retract from the alleged "forcible confession" recorded by the police during his custody. The accused also alleged he was not aware of the contents of any such confessions as he was forced to sign on blank sheets.

The court took Ghandy's application into records.

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