LWE terror funding case: NIA conducts searches at 15 places in Jharkhand, WB

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New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted searches at 15 locations in Jharkhand and West Bengal in connection with a Maoist-linked Terror funding case.

Fifteen teams of NIA assisted by Jharkhand police carried out the searches at the residences and offices of managers of different companies associated with purchase and transport of coal in Amrapali and Magadh coalfields for their alleged role in providing funds to LWE organization Tritiya Prastuti Committee (TPC), a Left Wing Extremist (LWE) outfit.

During the searches, NIA seized huge incriminating materials, a statement issued by the investigation agency stated.

The seized documents are related to payments made to Amrapali and Magadh Area Committee, bank account details and fixed deposits, deduction of levy amount, computers, hard disks, mobiles containing accounts of companies, diaries containing entries of money paid to TPC and PLFI (Peoples Liberation Front of India).

Besides, cash equivalent to Rs 68 lakhs in Indian currency, 10,000 Singapore dollars and USD 1,300 along with Rs 86,000 demonetized currency were also recovered.

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