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Coimbatore

Order on giving Maoist to police custody tomorrow

Covai Post Network

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Coimbatore : The District court here will give its order Tuesday on a petition filed by police seeking five days custody of the Maoist weapons trainer, Deepak for interrogation.

Police had filed a petition before Principal District and Sessions Court and the Judge R Sakthivel after going through it Monday said that order in this regard will be announced Tuesday.

Deepak was arrested by Special Task Force of Tamil Nadu from a forest near Anaikatti on the outskirts on November 9 and undergoing treatment in Government Hospital here for injuries suffered while escaping from the encounter by Thunderbolt of Kerala, in which four persons were killed.

Police had seized a single barrel gun and live cartridges, some explosive mixture, batteries and four detonators from Deepak.

Deepak was said to be involved in the ambush of over 70 CRPF personnel in Dantewada district in 2010 and a police team, led by DSP Manoj Kumar from Chattisgargh, had visited Deepak Sunday night at the hospital as part of investigation of his involvement in other cases, police said.

The police team is likely to file a petition seeking a transit warrant to take Deepak to their custody and to Chattisgarh, they said.

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