Kobad Ghandy Acquitted of Terror Charges, Convicted of Forgery
Ghandy was involved in setting up a new network of the banned Communist Party of India-Maoist in Delhi.
- The Delhi Patiala House court acquitted Maoist ideologue Kobad Ghandy of terror charges on Friday, but convicted him for cheating and forgery, and sentenced him for the period which he has already spent in the jail, from September 2009.
- Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh acquitted Ghandy under Section 20 and 38 (member of banned outfit and furthering its activities) of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), but convicted him of cheating, forgery and impersonation under provisions of the Indian Penal Code.
- According to the police, Ghandy was involved in setting up a new network of the banned Communist Party of India-Maoist in Delhi. He was arrested on 20 September 2009, while undergoing treatment for cancer.
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