The Maharashtra police on Friday arrested Delhi University English professor GN Saibaba on allegations that the professor had close ties to Maoists elements.
GN Saibaba was earlier under inquiry after police had found questionable material on his computer during a raid. The professor's name had earlier come up during questioning of two other maoist sympathisers.
The professor who is wheelchair bound and 90% handicapped, was earlier questioned in January on his alleged ties and had claimed at that time, the material posessed by him was purely for academic interest.
GN Saibaba has been publicly agitating against Operation Greenhunt, an operation the government continues to deny the existence of.
GN Saibaba was born in Andhra Pradesh's Amalapuram district and has been a close sympathiser of the left movement.