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bihar: Terror financing network of CPI(M): NIA raids 26 sites across 4 states | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday conducted searches at 26 locations across four states – Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh — in a case relating to terror financing network operated by CPI(Maoist) cadres and overground workers (OGWs) in the Magadh region of Bihar.
According to investigations so far in the NIA case registered in May last year, attempts are allegedly being made by the Maoists to raise funds for procurement of arms and ammunitions and recruitment of new cadres in liaison with incarcerated naxals, OGWs in various jails, in order to revive and strengthen Naxal activities in this region.
On Saturday, NIA, in coordination with local police, Bihar STF and CRPF, conducted searches at 26 locations pertaining to the accused persons and suspects in the case, in the districts of Jehanabad (8 locations), Patna rural (2), Arwal (1), Nalanda (1), Gaya (8), Nawada (1) and Aurangabad (2) in Bihar; Koderma (1) district in Jharkhand; Bhubaneshwar (1) in Odisha; and Nellore (1) in Andhra Pradesh.
During the searches, three country-made pistols, one .315 bore rifle, 59 live rounds, several digital devices, Naxal literature, incriminating documents and 4 kg of suspected narcotics, were seized.

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