'Maoists may be hiding in national capital'
After arresting a top naxal leader, investigators are on the trail of some Maoist leaders believed to be hiding in the national capital, police sources said on Tuesday.delhi Updated: Sep 22, 2009 19:09 IST
After arresting a top naxal leader, investigators are on the trail of some Maoist leaders believed to be hiding in the national capital, police sources said on Tuesday.
Kobad Gandhi (63), a Polit Bureau member of CPI (Maoist), was caught by the Special Cell of Delhi Police from Bikhaji Cama Place on Sunday night following an input received from intelligence agencies.
"We believe that this arrest will lead to more arrests of naxal leaders. We are on the trail of some of them," a senior police official said.
Investigators claimed that Gandhi, who is in charge of spreading the organisation's influence in urban areas, was frequenting the city for the past three years and had one or two safe hideouts to coordinate activities New Delhi.
Gandhi had complained about cardiac problem yesterday after he was sent to one-day judicial custody by a duty magistrate.
A medical check-up was conducted by doctors of G B Pant Hospital Tuesday and later he was produced before Chief Judicial Magistrate Kaveri Baweja, who extended the judicial remand till October six.
Gandhi was also in charge of the sub committee on mass organisations, spreading its influence in the urban areas and publication wing. He was also allegedly in touch with foreign extreme Left organisations to get international recognition.
His wife Anuradha, also a top Maoist leader, died in April this year due to Malaria.