Maoist Leader Sabyasachi Panda Interrogated in Police Custody

Published: 20th July 2014 09:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th July 2014 09:33 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

BERHAMPUR (Odisha) Top Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda was interrogated on Sunday, a day after the arrested Red rebel was sent to police remand for ten days.

A team of senior police officers along with Special Intelligence Wing (SIW) grilled Panda in presence of his advocate Deepak Patnaik amid tight security, a senior police official said.

"He (Sabyasachi) was cooperative with the police and tried to answer the questions put to him," Superintendent of Police (Berhampur) Anirudh Kumar Singh said.

"There was no specific interrogation... in general he was asked about his past...life history," he said.

The Maoist leader was questioned in two phases after his wife, Subhashree alias Mili met him around noon, Panda's advocate Deepak Patnaik said.

"I was in the interrogation session when the police asked  me to attend," Patnaik said, adding he was present during the proceedings as per the court order.

Sub divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM)'s court here  yesterday ordered the presence of Panda's advocate or family member, friend or relative during his interrogation by the investigating agency.

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