Sunday, March 18, 2007

Hyderabad court directs arrest of Maoist

Hyderabad court directs arrest of Maoist

Submitted by Tarique on Fri, 2007-03-16 11:29. India News

Hyderabad, March 16 (IANS) Taking a strong note of surrendered Maoist Nayeemuddin's escape during hearing of a murder case, a local court Friday directed police to arrest and produce him on March 19.

The second additional metropolitan sessions court gave this direction while adjourning to Monday the trial in the police officer K.S Vyas murder case.

Nayeemuddin alias Nayeem, the second accused in the murder case, had escaped dramatically from Nampally criminal court Thursday when the court was hearing the case. On the pretext of answering nature's call, he left the court room even as examination of witnesses was going on. He, however, did not return.

When judge L. Kedaracharyulu asked defence counsel B. Krishna Rao to summon his client, he apologised to the judge saying he could not access his client and the latter's mobile phone was switched off.

The judge then issued non-bailable warrant against the former Maoist leader. The court directed the Special Intelligence Bureau to execute a non-bailable warrant.

Deputy Inspector General of Police K.S. Vyas was shot by Maoists at Lal Bahadur stadium here Jan 27, 1993.

Civil liberties group alleged that Nayeem, who had surrendered to the police about a decade ago, is involved in the murders of civil liberty activists and the plan to kill Maoist sympathiser and writer Varavara Rao.

He is believed to be heading a gang of surrendered Left radicals allegedly formed by police to eliminate rebel sympathisers.

The rights groups accuse police of going soft on Nayeem despite several cases pending against him


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