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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Maoist Leader Cobad Gandhi Acquitted in Seditious Speech Case

By on Thursday, October 20, 2016
Cobad Gandhi, a Maoist leader, has been acquitted on Wednesday by a Punjab Patiyala court  in a case registered against him for anti national speech in Punjab university campus 6 years ago. The judgment came after continued trial in the session court since last month. Justice Mohd Guljar announced the judgment.
Such 15 anti national cases had been registered against Cobad Gandhi. After this acquittal Mr Cobad Gandhi,66, has said to the reporters that he has himself separated from the banned organization of CPI.
According to the police, Cobad Gandhi was involved to establish a network of the banned CPI(Maoist) in Delhi. He was arrested in this connection on 20 September 2009. He was being treated of his cancer ailment.
The police said: he  had been living for boosting the CPI(Maoist) activities in Delhi; and his accomplice, Mr Rajendra Kumar, helped him. Mr Rajendra Kumar was arrested on 19 March 2010. 
The case under police station Patiyala had been registered against him under unlawful activity amendment act 2008 rule 10,13,18,20 and IPC section 419 and 120 B on 23 January 2010. The police claimed that Cobad Gandhi had delivered seditious speech at Punjabi University in year 2009.  

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