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'Telegu Dipak had impersonated Kishenji'

Arrested Maoist leader Vekanteshwar Reddy alias Telugu Dipak, had impersonated Koteswar Rao alias Kishenji for a long period and also had links with the banned ULFA in Assam, CID sources said on Wednesday.

kolkata Updated: Mar 03, 2010 22:17 IST

Arrested Maoist leader Vekanteshwar Reddy alias Telugu Dipak, had impersonated Koteswar Rao alias Kishenji for a long period and also had links with the banned ULFA in Assam, CID sources said on Wednesday.

"Dipak worked for a long time as Kisenji's dummy and could imitate his voice," CID sources told PTI.

Maoist documents, a pen drive and Rs 15,000 in cash were found in the possession of the 45-year-old Maoist leader who was arrested in Kolkata last evening.

A court on Wednesday remanded him to 14 days in police custody.

The sources, however, claimed that Dipak was arrested from a jetty near Howrah and not Sarsuna in southern fringes of the metropolis as claimed by police earlier.

He had arrived from Mourigram via Midnapore and Jhargram in West Midnapore district on Tuesday and had planned to go to Lalgarh after spending three days at Sarsuna, the sources said.

Additional Director General of Police, CID, Raj Kanojia had said last night that Dipak, a member of the State Military Commission, West Bengal chapter, and in charge of armed operations in Orissa, Bihar and Jharkhand, was arrested from Sarsuna.

Dipak was closely associated with PWG founder Kundapully Sitaramaiah, they said, adding he faced several charges including murder, waging war against the country and those under the Arms Act.