Friday, May 13, 2016

India - Freedom for Kobad Gandhi

Court seeks report from jail official on Kobad Ghandy’s plea
A Delhi court has sought a report from Tihar Jail Superintendent on a plea by Maoist ideologue Kobad Ghandy, facing trial for allegedly trying to set up a base of banned outfit CPI (Maoist) here, regarding his production in another case in a Telangana court.
Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh asked the Jail Superintendent to file the report by May 24. Ghandhy said in his application that he was required to be produced before the concerned court at Telangana where another case against him is pending.
He has also filed a plea urging that his further presence in the Delhi court be dispensed with till pronouncement of the judgment in this case which is at its final stage. The court has put up the application for consideration on on May 24, the next date of hearing. Meanwhile, the court fixed the case for commencing final arguments here. “List the matter for final arguments on May 24,” it said. 

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