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Police arrest Naxalite in south Delhi

Police arrested Faizullah Sheikh from Sanagm Vihar on Monday night.

india Updated: Jan 11, 2006 20:04 IST

Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested a Naxalite, staying undercover in a south Delhi locality, and recovered a loaded country-made pistol from his possession.

One Faizullah Sheikh, a resident of Nadia district of West Bengal, was arrested from Sangam Vihar area on Monday night, where he had gone to meet some person, police said.

One loaded country-made pistol was recovered from his possession, they said.

Interrogation of the accused revealed that he was involved in scrap dealing and had connections with Naxalites back home for several years, the police said.

An inquiry at the Chapra police station in Nadia district revealed that he had been declared a proclaimed offender in cases of murder and violation of the Explosives Act dating back to 1996, they said.

Sheikh had been arrested by the police once in 1997 in connection with a murder case and had jumped bail, police said.

First Published: Jan 11, 2006 20:04 IST