Gujarat Police has approached a Delhi court seeking custody of Naxal leader Kobad Ghandy to interrogate him for his alleged role in guiding Maoist activities in the state before he was caught by city police.
The police has moved the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav seeking Ghandys custody alleging that he was involved in Naxal movement in urban areas and a case was registered against him and 20 other co-accused in February 2010. They have registered a case against Ghandy and others under IPC for waging war against the country,sedition,promoting enmity,criminal conspiracy and various provisions of the Unlawful Activities Prevention (UAP) Act. He is lodged in Tihar Jail since his arrest by Delhi Police in 2009 for trying to set up base of banned CPI (Maoist) here.
Surat police has now sought his custody in the light of March 28 order of a Delhi court absolving Ghandy of the stringent terror charges for want of proper sanction. He now stands charged for criminal conspiracy,cheating,forgery and impersonation.