NIA files charge-sheet against four CPI-Maoist cadres in Jharkhand extortion case

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NIA launches crackdown against terror funding in J&K

JHARKHAND: National Investigation Agency on Monday filed the first supplementary Charge-Sheet in NIA Special Court against four accused persons in extortion by CPI (Maoist) case of Jharkhand.

The Charge-sheet was filed under Section 120 (B) & 386 of IPC, Sections 13, 17, 18, 20, 38, 40 of UA (P) Act and Section 17 of the CLA Act 1908 against accused Manoj Kumar Yadav, Krishna Hansda, Sunil Manjhi and Manoj Kumar Choudhary.

Brief facts of the case are that on January 22, 2018, after collection of levy amount, accused Manoj Kumar Yadav, while he was en-route to deliver the extorted funds to the cadres of CPI (Maoist) was arrested by State Police and levy amount of Rs 6 lakhs along with other incriminating documents were seized from his possession. An FIR was registered at Police Station Dumri, District-Giridih, Jharkhand. NIA took over the investigation of the case on July 21, 2028.

The investigation has established that arrested accused Manoj Kumar Yadav was working as an associate over ground worker of the CPI (Maoist), a proscribed terrorist organization, and was the conduit between the contractors and the banned organization. With no clue available initially, break-through in the investigation was achieved subsequently after extensive and meticulous examination of several witnesses and rigorous technical analysis.

The investigation has also revealed that arrested accused Sunil Manjhi, Regional Committee Member of CPI (Maoist), and absconding accused Krishan Hansda, Regional Committee member and Secretary, North Chotanagpur Zone of CPI (Maoist) were involved in raising funds by collecting levy through the property, disrupting public peace and killing innocent people. It was further established during investigation that Manoj Kumar Choudhary was also CPI (Maoist) cadre who used to collect the levy amounts and hand over the same to the other senior members of the proscribed organization.

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