Maoist leader Deepak, who was arrested by the Special Task Force from a forest near Anaikatti in Coimbatore on November 9, was behind the Dentewada attack that killed 76 CRPF men, said Chattisgarh police.
Deepak was part of a group of insurgents who executed the notorious Dantewada attack on April 6, 2010. After visiting Deepak, Chhattisgarh police team confirmed his role behind the Dantewada attack. Deepak is currently under treatment at the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital (CMCH) late on Sunday.
It is also learnt that the Sukma district police were planning to seek a prisoner transit warrant to take Deepak to Chhattisgarh for investigation into the Dantewada ambush and his suspected roles in other cases.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Manoj Kumar, inspector Sanjay Singh and assistant sub-inspector Maheswaran visited Deepak at the CMCH.
Deepak is believed to be a central committee member of the People's Liberation of Guerrilla Army, a military component of the CPI (Maoist), and a member of Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee.