Maoist leader remanded to five-day custody

Koraput: Koraput SDJM court on Thursday sent Maoist leader Chenda Bhusanam alias Ghasi on 5-day remand to police custody here. Police would interrogate Ghasi to unearth information about his involvement in Maoist activities as he was directly associated with most of the Red operations.
However, Ghasi’s presence in Koraput jail has raised questions over the security arrangements of the jail. The jail, which is guarded by only 52 jail officials and only one platoon security personnel belonging to Special Operation Group (SOG), has already 612 prisoners including 133 members of Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangha (CMAS) and 51 ultras in it.
Moreover, the rebels had once attacked the jail in 2004.
Meanwhile, the presence of Ghasi would force the officials to tighten the security of the jail.

“We have tightened the security in the jail in the wake of Ghasi’s 5-day remand to our jail for interrogation,” Superintendent of Koraput Jail Brahmananda Sahu said.
Ghasi would be produced in court on April 11 as the remand period ends on that day.

“Ghasi has been sent on remand from April 5 to April 11. He will be produced in court on April 11,” public prosecutor P.K Padhi said.