The National Investigation Agency’s (NIA) supplementary charge sheet filed in a Special Court in Jharkhand exposes how Naxals and Maoist groups used a series of shell companies to collect extortion money. The charge sheet filed against the Naxal Group PLFI (People’s Liberation Front of India) shows that the accused Naxal leaders floated dubious firms like Shiv Shaktisamriddhi Infra Pvt Ltd, Bhavya Engicon Pvt Ltd, Shiv Aadi Shakti Minerals Pvt Ltd and even an unregistered firm Palak Enterprises to conduct terror activities and extortion in the name of ultra-Left ideology. It is interesting to note that many companies have religious names, though the Ultra Left Naxals and Maoists do not believe in God.
Shiv Aadi Shakti Minerals Pvt Ltd is a company floated in April 2012 at a residence address in Ranchi by the accused Naxals Shakuntala Kumari and Sumant Kumar. Another shell company Bhavya Engicon Pvt Ltd was also floated by the duo in October 2012 at the same residential address. The NIA has already arrested five persons in the terror funding case involving crores rupees of extortion and money laundering in Jharkhand by Naxals. The arrested persons are Shakuntala Kumari, Hira Devi, Jaiprakash Singh Bhuiyan, Amit Kumar, and Fuleshwar Gope. Interestingly, the accused persons Shakuntala Kumari, and Hira Devi share the same husband Dinesh Gope. Nothing further to be said on this as some Ultra Left Groups believe in free sex.
A few years ago, the leaked Essar Diaries and Niira Radia tapes have shown how big Corporates use the services of Naxals and Maoists in the mining sector.
The husband Dinesh Gope, who is also an accused, is still absconding, leaving his two wives in NIA custody. Shiv Shaktisamriddhi Infra Pvt Ltd is formed by his second wife Hira Devi, who is also known as Anita Devi. The NIA charge-sheet also says the money also flown to the accused persons’ personal bank accounts also. This money was also used to purchase properties and NIA has attached these properties too.
It is a well-known fact that many Naxal groups also use to extort huge money from Corporates engaged in mining activities in Central India. Many big Industrialists were also involved in funding Maoists to counter their business rivals in the mining sector. A few years ago, the leaked Essar Diaries and Niira Radia tapes have shown how big Corporates use the services of Naxals and Maoists in the mining sector. Even certain media organizations like Tehelka has arm twisted these Corproates to hide their role from publishing their nexus with Maoists.
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