Maoist Deepak detained under NSA

Coimbatore, Nov 22 (PTI) Master trainer in weapons andMaoist Deepak, who was lodged in the central prison here, wason Friday detained under National Security Act.

The detention order was issued by the districtCollector K Rajamani.

Deepak was arrested from a forest area on the TamilNadu-Kerala border on November 9 by the Special Task Forceduring the search operations in the aftermath of an encounterby Thunderbolt of Kerala in the state.

He was under treatment in the government hospitalhere for injuries sustained in the encounter leading to hisarrest. The encounter had left five other Maoists dead.

Deepak was taking treatment amid tight security cover,as the police had registered cases under the UnlawfulActivities (Prevention) Act and the Arms Act and also for hisinvolvement in alleged anti-government activities andpossessing weapons.

Based on the report submitted by investigatingofficer, Rajamani ordered the detention of Deepak under NSA.

Deepak had been questioned for his allegedinvolvement in the deadly ambush on a CRPF team in 2010 inChattisgarh that killed 76 jawans, police had said on Tuesday.

On Sunday last, a police team from Chattisgarh led byDSP Manoj visited Deepak at the hospital as part ofinvestigation, police said.

The Chattisgarh police team is likely to seek a transitwarrant to take Deepak into their custody and to Chattisgarh,they said. PTI NVMNVG NVG