By now, it is very well understood that the naxals and Maoists in the country are fighting an existential crisis after the Modi government took over. The Maoists who had converted many places into the terror activity hub are now running for cover.
Just a week back, Home Minister Rajnath Singh had assured that in the next three years, India will be free of Maoists and naxal activity. A month back, the central government had reported as to how 44 districts which were affected by Maoists activity had been cleared. Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba had said the geographical spread of the LWE violence has shrunk significantly in the last four years due to a multi-pronged strategy involving security and development-related measures.
“There is no influence or negligible presence of LWE in 44 districts and most of the Naxal violence is confined now only to 30 worst-affected districts,” said the Home Secretary.
Now, the NIA has started massive crackdown on funding sources for Maoists which has made the terrorists lose their base in most part of the country. The NIA on Tuesday conducted around 15 raids in Jarkhand and West Bengal from where the Maoists were receiving massive funding.
The residences and offices in Ranchi, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur and Durgapur of managers of different companies associated with purchase and transport of coal in coalfields were raided for their alleged role in providing funds for Left Wing Terror organisations.
According to reports, during raids, the NIA seized many documents pertaining to payments made to Amrapali and Magadh Area Committe,
The TOI reported that after the massive crackdown on separatists funding in Kashmir, the NIA has turned their guns against the Maoists. The report also shows that massive amount of money was collected from 90 odd naxalism-affected districts which were used by leaders of left wing for their political gains. They were also invested real estate, bullion and businesses. Times of India
They also threaten businessman to provide huge materials to their camps like clothing, shoes, rice, lentils and oil, which are passed on to the Maoists through overground supporters. According to a conservative estimate by different agencies Maoists must be getting funding of Rs 100 to Rs 120 crore every year.
Source and Credit: Times of India