Months after he was questioned for suspected Maoist links, Delhi University professor G N Saibaba was arrested by Maharashtra police on Friday afternoon from the university campus.
Saibaba’s family said he was returning home for lunch when his car was stopped by men in plain clothes. The car driver, Prashant, said: “We were on our way home when we were stopped outside the School of Open Learning by five-six men in civilian clothes. I was blindfolded and taken to the Civil Lines police station. After that, I was not allowed to see him.”
Saibaba’s wife Vasantha said: “When he did not reach home, I called his mobile number and that of the driver. Both didn’t take my calls.
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Around 3 pm, I got a call from someone who claimed to be from Gadchiroli police. He asked me if I was Saibaba’s wife and then said they had arrested him. When I asked why, the call was cut.”
Vasantha went to the Maurice Nagar police station where she was told that a police team from Gadchiroli had turned up at 9 am.
Saibaba, who teaches English at Ram Lal Anand College and is wheelchair-bound, is the deputy secretary of the Revolutionary Democratic Front.
His arrest comes months after he was questioned by police at his home on the north campus. In September 2013, police searched his house — they took away pen drives and reading material – on the basis of disclosures made by journalist and activist Prashant Rahi who had been arrested by Gadchiroli police. Rahi was held after police arrested and questioned JNU student Hem Mishra for suspected Maoist links.