Ranchi, Nov 14 : Security agencies in Jharkhand are on high alert and are keeping a close watch on moves by Maoist guerrillas to turn their unaccounted money, collected in the form of levy, into "white".
On November 10, police arrested Nand Kishore, a petrol pump owner from Bero on the outskirts of Ranchi. He was carrying Rs 25 lakh cash and going to deposit the money in the bank.
Police intercepted him and later arrested him. During interrogation, Kishore admitted that the money belonged to the banned Maoist organization, People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) supremo Dinesh Gope. Kishore was to deposit the money in his account in the name of petrol and diesel sales.
In Jharkhand, Maoist guerrillas collect Rs 150 crore to Rs 200 crore in the form of levy, police said.
"Maoists collect 5 to 6 per cent levy from development, infrastructure, mining and other sources. This money is used by the Maoist organisations and a large amount also goes to Maoist leaders. The levy is collected in the form of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes. The levy money is also used to purchase arms and other things," a police officer involved in the Maoist operations told IANS.
He revealed that due to heavy collection of levy, around seven Maoist organisations are "flourishing". These Maoist organisations operate in different districts he added.
After the demonetisation of Rs 500/Rs 1,000 notes on November 8, Maoists are using their white-collared network to turn their black money into white, the police officer said.
Police sources say that contractors, petrol pump owners, mining area contractors, officials, and leaders falling in Maoist bastion areas have been put under close watch.
Police sources said the police headquarters has recommended a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to assess the assets of 10 Maoist guerrillas who are learned to have earned "huge money" in the form of levy from two coal projects - Piparwar and Amprapali.
"The demonetisation is a big setback for the Maoists. We are keeping close watch on transactions of the money of Maoist guerrillas. We have activated our network to gather information of Maoist guerrillas' transactions. We will also seek the help of Income Tax and Enforcement Directorate (ED)," M.S. Bhatia, IG operations and police spokesperson, told IANS.
San Francisco, Oct 22: Google's efforts to enhance security by extending "not secure" warning to websites not encrypted with "HTTPS in Chrome" has yielded desired results as 64 percent of Chrome traff ..Written by : IANS | 07:10 PM
Kolkata, Oct 22: A local train collided with another from behind after coming onto the same track in West Bengal's East Midnapore district on Sunday, a railway official said. The accident took plac ..Written by : IANS | 07:00 PM
New Delhi, October 22: Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal traveled in train interestingly. On Sunday, he boarded the Janshatabdi train. He also asked the passengers about the possibilities of the ..Written by : IANS | 06:32 PM
Hyderabad, October 22: Vijayendra Prasad has opened up about his son, SS Rajamouli told him about his next movie. There are many rumors regarding Rajamouli's next in social media and his father di ..Written by : IANS | 04:44 PM
Johannesburg, Oct 22: Allowing smartphones in class may affect the students' ability to concentrate, eventually hampering their academic performance, warns a new research. Instead of using their ph ..Written by : IANS | 03:44 PM
Washington, Oct 22: NASA's slow progress in improving its IT governance over the past four years could put the agency at risk of experiencing security breaches, warns an audit report. Information T ..Written by : IANS | 03:41 PM
Approaching Gujarat assembly elections are paving for new political equations. Prime Minister Modi's home state has the taste of rebellion from Patel community leader Hardik Patel recently.As if that ..Written by : IANS | 03:38 PM
Mumbai, Oct 22: The Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji's father Ram Mukherjee passed away at 5 am earlier today at his residence. He was 84. According to sources close to the family, his blood pressure de ..Written by : IANS | 03:35 PM
Hyderabad, October 04: Two decades ago the Tollywood movie Shiva has shattered all the records at the Box office.The movie was directed by the sensational and epic director Ram Gopal Varma. "Shiva" ..Written by : IANS | 05:50 PM
Hyderabad, September 20: Junior NTR's movie 'Jai Lava Kusa' is all set for grand release on September 21, on the occasion of Dasara Festival.The movie is the highest budget film in NTR's career. T ..Written by : IANS | 03:53 PM
Hyderabad, September 16: Actor Ram Charan is braving tough conditions and shooting longer hours for upcoming Telugu rural-based romantic-drama "Rangasthalam 1985" under the direction of classical dire ..Written by : IANS | 06:49 PM
Yangon, Oct 22: Myanmar has planned to launch ..
Kolkata, Oct 22: A local train collided with ..
Shimla, Oct 22: Prime Minister Narendra Modi ..
New Delhi, October 22: Union Railway Minister ..
The Karnataka Governments Tipu Sultan Jayanth ..
Mumbai Oct 22: Currently many Automobile comp ..
New York, Oct 22: A new technology promises t ..
Approaching Gujarat assembly elections are pa ..
Gujarat, Oct 22: The Prime Minister Narendra ..
Gujarat, October 22: Prime Minister Narendra ..
San Francisco, Oct 22: Google's efforts to en ..
Washington, Oct 22: NASA's slow progress in i ..
"Any country, or any organisation of anyone, ..
New York, Oct 21: The United Arab Emirates (U ..
New Delhi, Oct 21: India and Russia have sign ..
Though the world is advancing in scientific m ..
Washington Oct 21: In a Move to improve the u ..
Kabul, Oct 21: The toll in two suicide attack ..
North Korea, OCt 21: North Korea has started ..
Warsaw Poland, Oct 21: In a tragic incident a ..
Mumbai OCt 22: Indian has ended their first i ..
Mumbai, October 22: Indian Skipper Virat Kohl ..
Mumbai, October 22: After winning the Series ..
Mumbai OCt 22: Indian cricket team has lost e ..
Mumbai OCt 22: Indian cricket team has won th ..
On Saturday India beat Pakistan with a score ..
Mithali Raj, the leading run-scorer in ODIs, ..
Kolkata, October 21: Bengal Dada Saurav Gangu ..
New Delhi, October 21: In yet another event o ..
Patna, October 21: The Match between Telugu T ..
San Francisco, Oct 22: The Social media giant ..
Johannesburg, Oct 22: Allowing smartphones in ..
Bengaluru, Oct 21: The medicine that can dela ..
Hyderabad Oct 21: Do you work on the computer ..
Hyderabad Oct 21: Generally parents don't giv ..
New Delhi, Oct 20: The government on Friday s ..
Hyderabad OCT 20: Are u fond of Jewellery?Do ..
Hyderabad: Nowadays, The Health consciousness ..
Kolkata, Oct 18: A mobile phone mounted with ..
New Delhi, Oct 18: Global IT solutions provid ..