"Maoist leader not in our custody"

     Written by : IANS | Thu, Nov 03, 2016, 02:44 AM

Maoist leader not in our custody

Hyderabad, Nov 3 : The Andhra Pradesh Police on Thursday told the Hyderabad High Court that top Maoist leader Ramakrishna was not in their custody.

Police said this in a counter-affidavit filed as per the direction of the court, which was hearing a habeas corpus petition filed by Kandula Sirisha, wife of Ramakrishna, a Central Committee member of the Communist Party of India-Maoist.

Sirisha alleged that police took Ramakrishna, popularly known as RK, into custody during a joint operation along with Odisha Police on the Andhra-Odisha border.

She sought direction to police to produce RK in the court. The division bench asked the petitioner if she had evidence of her husband being in police custody. To this the petitioner sought 10 days time.

As many as 30 Maoists were killed in a series of alleged gun battles with Andhra and Odisha Police last week in Malkangiri district of Odisha.