Man suspected of Naxal links arrested from Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, May 31: A 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of having links with Naxals in this Gujarat city today, police said.

Sagar alias Shrinivas Venkatachalia, a native of Istalpuram village of Nalgonda district of Andhra Pradesh, was arrested in Ghodasar area by the city crime branch following a tip off from the special investigation team (SIT) probing the network of CPI (Maoist) in the state, they said.

“Sagar is wanted in connection with a case registered against CPI (Maoist) in Kamrej police station of Surat district,” District Superintendent of Police Navsari Premvir Singh, who is heading the SIT, said.

“We will investigate his links with CPI (Maoist) organisations and how their network is spread in the state after thorough interrogation,” he said.

According to police, Sagar was residing in Gujarat for last several years, had married a local girl and was living in Ghodasar area.