Doctor who treated Kishenji held for sedition
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A 65-year old retired doctor was arrested Thursday from Asansol in a case of sedition, having contacts with left wing extremists and treating Kishenji, a top Maoist leader who was killed by joint forces, police said.
Samir Biswas, who retired from the Eastern Coalfileds Limited, was arrested early on Thursday morning from the residence of his brother at Mahishila colony of the town.
Biswas had been absconding since August 2010 following charges against him of providing medical treatment to Kishenji and other Maoists in their hideouts in the forests and keeping contact with them. Police had raided his residence at the ECL housing colony in Pachghoria and seized several incriminating documents and Maoist posters, following which a case on charges of sedition was lodged against him.
Asansol police commissioner Vineet Goyal said, "We have arrested Sameer Biswas in a sedition case. We are investigating into the the links between the Maoists and the retired doctor."
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