Court in TN remands Maoist leader to one-day police custody

Udhagamandalam: A court here on Thursday granted police the custody of Maoist leader, Danish alias Dennis for one day for interrogation in connection with allegedly inciting tribals against various government schemes.

Danish, lodged in a Jail at Thrissur in Kerala was brought and produced before the District Judge P Vadamalai, in connection with the case at Nedkalkombai, where he had met tribals and taken food items, along with 10 others, including three women on 2 April 2016.

He reportedly asked the tribals to revolt against the schemes and pasted wall posters in the area about Maoist activities. Police had registered cases and produced him before the judge and sought custody for interrogation. The judge allowed police to take Danish into custody and directed them to produce him before 7 pm today.