Friday, September 22, 2006

Verdict on Gajurel postponed for Monday

A special hearing at the Chennai Metropolitan Court on Friday has postponed the verdict on a habeas corpus petition demanding the release of jailed Nepali Maoist leader Chandra Prakash Gajurel. His fate will likely be clear on Monday ekantipur reports.

The "comprehensive hearing" on Friday was to pave the way for a verdict as to whether or not to release CP Gajurel, who was to be released from Chennai prison on last Monday, but it couldn't make a firm decision, according to his lawyer, A Rahul.

Arrested on September 3, 2003, when he was allegedly attempting to travel to London on a forged passport, Gajurel alias 'Comrade Gaurav', has also been charged with treason and violation of Indian arms law by the West Bengal government too.

Gajurel is one of the two high-profile Nepali Maoists, and amongst the 150 Maoists languishing in Indian prisons.

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