LWE terror funding case: NIA raids 15 locations in J’khand, WB

NEW DELHI: The NIA on Monday conducted searches at 15 locations in Jharkhand and West Bengal in connection with an alleged Maoist-linked terror funding case and said it has seized about Rs 68 lakh in Indian and foreign currencies.

Fifteen National Investigation Agency (NIA) teams assisted by the Jharkhand Police conducted the raids, an agency spokesperson said.

Sleuths carried out searches at the residences and offices of “managers of different companies associated with purchase and transport of coal in Amrapali and Magadh coalfields for their alleged role in providing funds to the Tritiya Prastuti Committee (TPC), a Left Wing Extremist (LWE) outfit”, he said.

“Huge incriminating materials were seized during the searches,” the spokesperson said. (AGENCIES)