Arvindan Balakrishnan, 73, who headed an extremist Maoist sect in the UK has been charged for enslaving three women in his home in London for 30 years. He is charged with 25 offences and is to appear before the Westminster Magistrates Court shortly. He is accused of imprisoning the women in a house in south London between 1983 and 2013, which was discovered last year. Balakrishnan and his wife Chanda Pattni, 67, were arrested in 2013. Patni was released earlier when prosecutors decided there was insufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction. It was alleged that a 69-year-old woman from Malaysia, a 57-year-old from Ireland and a 30-year-old Briton had been forced into domestic servitude by the couple after joining their extreme left wing cult.