Saturday, January 9, 2010

Top Maoist Tusharkanta Bhaatacharya arrested again

first posted on Indian Vanguard

WARANGAL/HYDERABAD: Senior Maoist leader Tusharkanta Bhattacharya was arrested today in Warangal.Interestingly, police officially admitted to having taken Tusharkanta Bhaatacharya into custody in the eveing while the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC), in response to a petition, asked the police send a report by Monday whether they arrested the Maoist leader or not.

Meanwhile, Warangal district SP Shah Nawaz Qasim has confirmed the arrest.Bhattacharya was reportedly picked up by the police at Golconda Crossroads in Hyderabad on Thursday.The Warangal police are planning to produce the arrested Maoist leader before magistrate late in the night.
Earlier, the SHRC in Hyderabad directed the Warangal superintendent of police to submit a report on the whereabouts of the CPI (Maoist) leader in response to a complaint filed by an advocate, Satyanarayana, who said Bhattacharya and he had travelled together in a car from Nallakunta on Thursday.After he got down from the car at Golconda Crossroads, Satyanarayana said he saw some plainclothes policemen taking away the Maoist leader, his car and driver Ramu.

Initially, the SHRC directed the Inspector- General of Police (SIB) to submit a report. “The SIB officials informed the SHRC that it was not they but the Warangal police who picked up the Moaist leader in connection with a case registered in the district some time ago. Then I have asked the SP to file the status report by Monday,’’ Subhashan Reddy said.The Maoist leader was first arrested in Ranchi in Jharkhand on September 17, 2007 and was sent to Warangal jail.

He was acquitted on November 19 last year as the charges against him were not proved. When he raised slogans in favour of Maoists while getting released from the jail, the police registered a case of sedition against him at the Mattewada police station in Warangal

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