NIA arrests one in People’s Liberation Front terror funding case

Mukesh Ranjan
Tribune News Service
New Delhi, July 14

The anti-terror probe company National Investigation Agency stated on Tuesday it has arrested Fuleshwar Gope, a resident of Gumla District in Jharkhand, in reference to a terror funding case involving People’s Liberation Front of India (PLFI).

The NIA officers stated the suspects have been produced earlier than a particular court docket in Ranchi, which remanded him to NIA’s custody for 4 days.

They stated the NIA took up the investigation into the case from Jharkhand Police, which had registered an FIR below varied sections of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, the Indian Penal Code and Criminal Law Amendment Act.

The state police registered the case after seizure of Rs.25.38 lakh belonging to PLFI chief Dinesh Gope and was about to be deposited in one of many branches of the State Bank of India (SBI) in Ranchi in November 2016. The state police had then arrested 4 accused individuals and a charge-sheeted was filed on January 1, 2017, the officers stated.

The NIA took up the case a 12 months later in January 2018 and had arrested six extra accused individuals concerned within the case.

“Further investigation revealed that Fuleshwar had conspired with main accused Dinesh and formed a dubious company namely, M/s Shiv Shaktisamridhhi Infra Pvt. Ltd, in partnership with Hira Devi (first wife of Dinesh), for channelling the extorted levy amount into legitimate means by depositing it in the bank account of the dubious business entity,” a senior company official stated, including that the revenue earned by the stated firm was meant for use for furtherance of PLFI’s rebel actions.

PLFI, a Maoist splinter group, is a banned organisation in India.  

Earlier through the course of investigation the NIA had carried out searches and seized properties value Rs 90 lakh and different incriminating paperwork. Somewhat later Hira Devi and Sakuntala Kumari—both wives of Dinesh—were arrested and two different associates Jaiprakash Singh Bhuiya and Amit Deswal have been additionally arrested.


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