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Telugu Poet Varavara Rao, Surendra Gadling Arrested in Surjagarh Iron Mine Arson Case

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Last Updated: February 01, 2019, 11:22 IST

File photo of Varavara Rao. (Image: PTI)

File photo of Varavara Rao. (Image: PTI)

Rao and Gadling were earlier arrested last year in connection with the Elgar Parishad that took place in Pune on December 31 in 2017.

Nagpur: Telugu poet Varavara Rao, accused of having Maoist links, and advocate Surendra Gadling were arrested in connection with the 2016 Surjagarh iron ore mine arson case, Gadchiroli police said Friday.

On December 25, 2016, at least 80 vehicles engaged in transporting iron from Surajgarh mines, in Etapalli tehsil of Gadchiroli, were torched by Naxals.

A senior official said Rao and Gadling were arrested from Pune on Wednesday and produced in Aheri court inGadchiroli on Thursday.

The two have been remanded in police custody till February 11, he added.

"We have evidence of the involvement of the two in this case," the official claimed.

Rao and Gadling were earlier arrested last year in connection with the Elgar Parishad that took place in Pune on December 31 in 2017.

Caste violence erupted the day after the event and police have charged the organisers with having Maoist links.
first published:February 01, 2019, 11:22 IST
last updated:February 01, 2019, 11:22 IST