Pune Police statement in Court: ‘Maoists planned lectures on slain rebel Naveen Babu at JNU’

Written by Chandan Haygunde
| Pune |
Published: June 15, 2018 4:54:16 am

Jawaharlal Nehru University.(File photo)

The CPI-Maoist was planning to organise a lecture series at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in memory of Naveen Babu, a Maoist leader and JNU alumnus, Pune City Police told a city court on Thursday. Babu was killed in police action in Andhra Pradesh in February 2000.

The police made the statement while producing four of the five accused arrested in connection with the case over Elgaar Parishad. They also submitted documents in Shivajinagar court that allegedly revealed plans of the banned CPI-Maoist to organise the lecture series at JNU and supply some material for the programme.

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