- Department has already fallen on many big names
- Levy money collected from many sources
- Their relatives are also under investigation
- Many other agencies have got clues from this
Ranchi: Enforcement Directorate (ED) said on Thursday that it has attached assets worth Rs 2.89 crore in connection with the money laundering probe launched against the alleged Naxalites in Jharkhand.
According to a statement by the Central Investigation Agency,
the attached properties include movable and immovable properties in the names of Maoists like
Binod Kumar Ganjhu, Pradeep Ram and their family members.
Under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), the ED had given an order to temporarily attach the assets.
“The immovable properties are in Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand and movable properties include cash seized from the homes of the accused, Rs. 1.49 crore, five vehicles worth Rs 89 lakh and bank deposits totaling Rs 35.18 lakh in eight bank accounts,” the statement said. .
The case of money laundering investigation is of criminal recovery and
intimidation from contractors and coal traders in
Magadha-Amrapali coalfield of Chatra district in the state by
the banned left-wing extremist organization Third Presentation Committee (TPC).
The TPC is banned by the Jharkhand government and
most of its members are former members of the CPI (Maoist).
ED Actions helpful in delievering important information about the Naxalite network
The ED has registered a case against the accused based on an FIR of the state police.
The agency has alleged that Binod, Pradeep along with other Naxalites
are running local committees in the name of Hyamgadh Forwarding Committee
and Hyamrapali Shanti Samiti
and under the guise of these committees,
the accused have levied from contractors, transporters,
delivery order holders and coal traders Recovery, assigned to TPC members.
It is noteworthy that due to the action of ED,
many other investigative agencies have also received important information about the Naxalite network.
The NIA investigation, especially in the case of North Karnapura, is also the result of this action.
Though the investigation of the NIA is going on at a slow pace due to political reasons,
the facts coming out have almost confirmed the new information of political alliances with the Naxalites.