Delhi University professor arrested for alleged Naxal links
NEW DELHI: A
professor of Delhi University was arrested by Maharashtra Police on Friday for
his alleged links with Maoists, after questioning him more than four times in
the last six months.
Professor GN Saibaba this morning in Delhi and he will be brought to
Gadchiroli, Maharashtra, after taking transit remand in a Delhi court,” Deputy
Inspector General (DIG) of Gadchiroli Ravindra Kadam told PTI over phone.
University professor has been arrested on charges of allegedly being a member
of a banned terrorist organisation (CPI-Maoist), providing logistics and
helping in recruitment for the group, Kadam claimed.
A police team
from Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district, hotbed of Maoist activities, arrived
Friday morning and placed Saibaba, an English professor with Delhi University,
under arrest. Gadchiroli police had already taken his computer for forensic
The name of
Saibaba was emerged after the arrest of Jawaharlal Nehru University student
Hemant Mishra who had claimed before the probe agencies that he was acting as a
courier between the professor and Maoists holed up in Abujmad forests in
Chhattisgarh, official sources said.
The sources said
some of the documents recovered from the computer were shown to the professor
besides being questioned about his association with cadres of the banned
outfit. Accused of acting as an overground worker for the banned outfit, police
alleged the professor runs an organisation, which was acting as a front for
CPI-Maoist, a charge denied by Saibaba.
that besides Mishra, three other arrested Maoist leaders, including Kobad
Gandhy, Bacha Prasad Singh and Prashant Rahi have also named Saibaba as their
contact in the national capital.