Kobad Ghandy, a Maoist leader booked here for delivering an “anti-India” speech at Punjabi University, was produced in the court of additional district and sessions judge Mohd Gulzar here on Thursday.
The judge has fixed May 27 as the next date of hearing for framing of charges against Ghandy, who is lodged in the Tihar Jail in New Delhi over a slew of cases and was brought to Patiala amid tight security.
Ghandy was booked by the Patiala police under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act 2008 besides Sections 419 (cheating by personation) and 120 (criminal conspiracy) of the India Penal Code (IPC). He was allegedly staying at the varsity under false identity of Prof Kishore.
The Patiala police also produced Bacha Yadav, a co-accused in the case. According to the police, Ghandy had been visiting Punjab frequently to build Maoist cadres in the state, and Punjabi University was one of his targets to mobilise supporters.