NIA conduct search at Hany Babu’s Noida residence
The NIA on Sunday searched the house of Delhi University professor Hany Babu MT, who was recently arrested for his alleged links to the Bhima Koregaon case, and seized several documents and electronic items like hard dik, USB pen drive .
“During the search of accused Hany Babu’s house, NIA seized one account ledger, one receipt book of the Committee for the Defence and Release of Dr G N Saibaba, several documents as well as electronic items like hard dik, USB pen drive.
NIA came with a search warrant at around 7.30 am and search at home for around two hours.
NIA official also took a book published by the defence committee called ‘Prisons We Make’.
NIA said that following the release of CPI (Maoist) leader P GovindanKutty, Hany Babu, who was arrested in Mumbai last week, had helped him financially along with co-accused Rona Wilson, by raising funds. Probe, said NIA, had revealed that Babu was in contact with Paikhomba Meitei, secretary for information and publicity, military affairs, of Manipuri rebel outfit Kangkeipak Communist party (MC). This group is banned under the UAPA. An interview of Ganapathy, general secretary of CPI (Maoist) was shared by Paikhomba Meitei with Babu. Communications of Hany Babu with other Maoists of Manipur have also been retrieved.
DU Teachers’ Association (DUTA) President Rajib Ray condemned the search. “I strongly protest and urge the government to desist from these illegal, strong-arm tactics and stop this witch-hunt against academics and scholars,” he said.