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Court extends judicial custody of Ghandy's associate

delhi Updated: May 11, 2010 21:20 IST
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A Delhi court on Tuesday extended the judicial remand of a suspected associate of top Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy by 14 days.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja sent Arvind Joshi to judicial custody till May 25.

Joshi, arrested from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh on February 21, was brought to New Delhi on March 19 in compliance with a production warrant issued against him.

He had also remained in custody of Delhi police's Special Cell, which investigated the case relating to Ghandy, for interrogation.

Joshi, who hailed from Uttarakhand, allegedly slipped out with the hard disk of the laptop seized from the possession of Ghandy when he was arrested here on September 20 last year.

The accused is also alleged to have acted as a key facilitator for Ghandy in establishing a Maoist base in the capital city and also helped him procure fake identity card and PAN card.

On February 19, Delhi police filed a chargesheet against Ghandy, accusing him of trying to set up a network of the banned outfit in New Delhi, under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, besides booking him for various offences under the IPC relating to cheating, forgery and impersonation.

The case relating to Ghandy has been sent to sessions court for trial proceedings.