Varvara Rao brought back to Hyderabad, put under house arrest

Hyderabad: Pune police brought back revolutionary writer P Varavara Rao to Hyderabad on Thursday, a day after the Supreme Court ordered the police to keep the activists arrested for alleged links with Maoists confined to their homes till September 6.
Varavara Rao, who was arrested on Tuesday, was brought back early on Thursday by a flight and placed under house arrest. Police made tight security arrangements around his house in Gandhi Nagar area.
Rao was taken into custody by a team of the Pune police after eight-hour long searches at his residence and the houses of his family members. His family was told that he was arrested in a case relating to the alleged plot by Maoists to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The police had produced him before a court here and taken him to Pune on a transit remand. The same day four other human rights activists and lawyers were arrested in other parts of the country for alleged links with Maoists. — IANS