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Delhi Timeline 2010



February 19

Delhi Police filed charge sheet against arrested CPI-Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy, accusing him of anti-national activities. Police claims that Ghandy had the ''knowledge'' about the abduction and killing of Jharkhand Police Francis Induwar. He had also met Nepal's Maoist leader Prachanda ''to discuss the differences that have arisen with the organization''. Police also informed the court about his foreign trips to countries like Germany, Belgium and Nepal to discuss the activities of CPI-Maoist.

June 21

Abdul Shakeel alias Pasha, the alleged Naxalite (Left Wing Extremist) who was arrested in Delhi on June 18, reportedly told the Surat Police that during his stay in Surat he had organised training camps for Naxalites and had been part of other disruptive activities.

July 15

Senior CPI-Maoist leader Cherukuri Rajkumar alias Azad, killed on July 2, was in Delhi for four months. Azad was reportedly in touch with academics in Delhi who were helping him with logistics.

August 6

A Delhi court extended the judicial custody of arrested CPI-Maoist cadres, Gopal Mishra and his wife Kanchan Bhalla, by 14 days. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja said a probe report of the Central Forensic Science Laboratory on the notebooks, CDs/DVDs, laptop, pen drive and other incriminating articles recovered from them is awaited from Chandigarh. Gopal Mishra (48), from Malda in West Bengal, and his wife were arrested by the Delhi Police from Shahdara on April 27. Mishra is said to be a close aide of Maoist Polit bureau member Kobad Ghandy, who was arrested in September 2009 from Delhi.

August 26

According to security agencies, the CPI-Maoist is planning to strike in a big way in Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR) towns to take revenge over the arrest of Maoist politburo member Kobad Ghandy (September 21, 2009) and the killing of another politburo member Cherukuri Rajkumar alias Azad (July 2, 2010). Senior Police officers said Maoist leaders have made a hit list of 51 Very Important Persons (VIPs) ranging from senior bureaucrats to top political leaders who could be targeted in the days to come. Around 17 of these VIPs are in Delhi. The Delhi Police as well as the Uttar Pradesh (UP) Anti-Terror Squad are now in the look out for Maoist 'sleeper cells' in the Capital and UP. "There has been a lot of Naxal movement after Azad's encounter. We have information that they have made a hit list and plan to disrupt the Commonwealth Games," said an unnamed senior UP Police officer.

Note:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.





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