New Delhi, Sept. 12: Police today raided the house of a Delhi college teacher and alleged Maoist sympathiser in search of “objectionable material”.
A team of Maharashtra police, the Delhi police’s special branch and intelligence officers raided the north Delhi house of G.N. Saibaba and seized pen drives, hard disks, SIM cards and cellphones.
Old copies of People’s March and Janapratirodh were also found.
Colleagues of Saibaba, who is the head of the department of English at Ramlal Anand College, accused the police of wrongfully confining the teacher’s wife Vasanti and their 15-year-old daughter while carrying out the three-hour raid.
P.K. Vijayan, who teaches English at Hindu College, said: “He was not allowed to call up his lawyer and his wife and daughter were wrongfully confined to a room.”
The team had a warrant signed by a judicial magistrate of Aheri in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra, that gave the police the permission to search for “objectionable material” and “stolen property”.
According to sources, Saibaba is the general secretary of the Republican Democratic Front, considered a Maoist sympathiser outfit.
The police, before carrying out the raid, had told Saibaba that they were investigating the case of Hem Mishra, a JNU student who was arrested by Maharashtra police in Aheri on suspicion of being a Maoist.
Sources said Saibaba has been on the radar of security agencies for a while on suspicion of being a Maoist sympathiser. The Delhi university teacher, who is physically challenged, had been earlier served a notice to vacate his residence.