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More Maoist leaders hiding in Delhi: Police

September 22, 2009 16:17 IST

After arresting a top Naxal leader, investigators are on the trail of some Maoist leaders believed to be hiding in Delhi, police sources said on Tuesday.

Kobad Gandhi, 63, a politburo member of the Communist Party of India - Maoist, was arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi police from Bikhaji Cama Place on Sunday night, following an input received from intelligence agencies.

"We believe that this arrest will lead to more arrests of Naxal leaders. We are on the trail of some of them," a senior police official said.

Investigators claimed that Gandhi, who is in charge of spreading the organisation's influence in urban areas, was frequenting the city for the past three years and had a couple of hideouts to coordinate activities.

Gandhi had complained about a cardiac problem on Monday after he was sent to one-day judicial custody by a duty magistrate.

A medical check-up was conducted by doctors of the G B Pant Hospital today and later he was produced before Chief Judicial Magistrate Kaveri Baweja, who extended his judicial remand till October 6.

Gandhi was in charge of the sub-committee on mass organisations, spreading its influence in urban areas and its publication wing. He was also allegedly in touch with international extremist Left-wing organisations.

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