Hardcore naxalites sent to 8-day judicial remand

Updated on May 14, 2007 12:27 AM IST
Hardcore naxalites Gopanna & two others sent to jail on 8-day judicial remand, reports Vibhash Kumar Jha.
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None | ByVibhash Kumar Jha, Raipur

One of the prominent naxal commander and pivotal member of the CPI (Maoist) group in Chhattisgarh- Gopanna, and two other extremists, on Sunday, were sent to jail on 8-day judicial remand.

In a major breakthrough the Chhattisgarh police had arrested Gopanna along with two other Maoist rebels- Surendra and Suresh- on May 4 in Gariyabandh, under Raipur district.

The all had been taken on 9-day police remand. These ultras were produced in the Gariyabandh court this afternoon.

The Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Raipur BBS Marawi told Hindustan Times that since Gariyabandh police did not seek further remand, the court sent the arrested extremists on judicial remand. According to the available information, the arrested ultras had been grilled in State Police headquarter by the senior police officials during the police remand.

The Gariyabandh police also succeeded in getting some important information from the arrested extremists. But the details of the same were not disclosed.

Gopanna, one of the masterminds in a number of major naxal incidents in Chhattisgarh, was involved in quite a few offenses in Kanker and Rajnandgaon districts, the SSP further informed.

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