'Telegu Dipak had impersonated Kishenji'

Kolkata, Mar 5 Arrested Maoist leader Vekanteshwar Reddy alias Telugu Dipak, had impersonated Koteswar Rao alias Kishenji for a long period and also had links with the banned ULFA in Assam, CID sources said today.

"Dipak worked for a long time as Kisenji's dummy and could imitate his voice," CID sources told PTI.

Maoist documents, a pen drive and Rs 15,000 in cash were found in the possession of the 45-year-old Maoist leader who was arrested here last evening. A court today remanded him to 14 days in police custody.

The sources, however, claimed that Dipak was arrested from a jetty near Howrah and not Sarsuna in southern fringes of the metropolis as claimed by police earlier.

He had arrived from Mourigram via Midnapore and Jhargram in West Midnapore district yesterday and had planned to go to Lalgarh after spending three days at Sarsuna, the sources said.