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Maoist leader moves Habeas Corpus Petition

Chennai, July 13: A Maoist leader arrested by Tamil Nadu police on July 10 today moved a Habeas Corpus Petition (HCP) before the Madras High Court seeking to produce two of his comradres allegedly taken into custody along with him.

V Sundaramoorthy, State Secretary of CPI (Maoists) contented that he along with four others Suresh, Kumaran, Karthick and Easwaran were arrested together by police.

While he was produced before the Special POTA court in Poonamalee, Karthick and Easwaran were produced before a court in Periyakulam, Sundaramoorthy contended.

However, the whereabouts of Suresh and Kumaran were not known as they were not produced before any court so far, he claimed.

Incidentally, police have not announced the arrest of Suresh and Kumaran.

When the HCP came up for hearing before a Division Bench comprising Justice P K Misra and Justice R Banumathi, Additional Public Prosecutor Babu Muthumeeran sought time to get instructions from the government.

Following this, the bench posted to July 18 the further hearing of the HCP.

Meanwhile, another HCP filed by one Advocate Haribabu, seeking to produce Sundaramoorthy, Karthick and Easwaran, also came up for hearing before the court today.

Muthumeeran submitted that the trio were arrested in Tiruppur on July 11, remanded to judicial custody and there was no illegal detention.

The bench posted the hearing on this HCP also to July 18.



posted by Resistance 7/14/2007 08:55:00 AM,


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