Friday, March 05, 2010

Court asks cops to show Kobad proof used to nail him

TNN, Mar 5, 2010, 02.36am IST

NEW DELHI: A trial court on Thursday directed Delhi Police to provide top Maoist ideologue Kobad Ghandy with the documents, which formed the basis of the chargesheet that named him as a member of the banned outfit.

Chief metropolitan magistrate Kaveri Baweja directed the special cell of Delhi Police to give Ghandy copies of the seized memos and CDs purportedly showing him addressing armed Maoist cadre in Nepal. The orders came after Ghandy moved the court seeking copies of certain documents besides compact discs (CDs) used by Delhi Police in the chargesheet.

In an application filed through his advocate, Rebecca M John, the Maoist ideologue said that he had not been provided the complete documents being used by Delhi Police to prosecute him. The court posted the matter for further hearing on March 19. Earlier, on February 19, Delhi Police filed a chargesheet against Ghandy under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, accusing him of trying to set up a network of the banned outfit here, besides booking him for various offences under the IPC relating to cheating, forgery and impersonation.

In its over 700-page chargesheet, the police had alleged that 63-year-old Ghandy, along with his associates, was trying to build a Maoist corridor in the national capital. The police said that it recovered important documents related to the CPI (Maoist) centre's plan of action, and literature related to Maoist ideology. The police arrested Ghandy on September 20 from the national capital.

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