ED files charge sheet against Naxal leaders operating in Bihar, Jharkhand
NEW DELHI: A charge sheet has been filed against two commanders operating in the region and in the region, and another seven on money laundering charges, linked to alleged crimes of extortion and tax collection, said the Compliance Directorate ( ED).
The central agency, in a statement, said the lawsuit for prosecution (charge sheet) was brought before a special court in Patna under the Money Laundering Prevention Act (PMLA) earlier this week.
He has appointed and Anil Ram, area commanders of the CPI (Maoist) Bihar-Jharkhand special area committee, and seven others.
The agency has requested the confiscation of property, including 11 flats in the Vaishali district of Bihar, five parcels, bank balance, cash, a truck and a bicycle, totaling Rs 54.14 lakh from the accused.
The agency alleged that the proceeds of crime in the case were generated through the collection of taxes, dacoity and extortion, and illegal funds were used for the acquisition of assets on behalf of the defendant's relatives so that they can be projected as uncontaminated. . .
Defendant used pseudonyms to escape law enforcement agencies and used the proceeds of crime to buy assets on behalf of other associates, he said.
The ED alleged that Sahni and Ram are habitual criminals who have committed heinous crimes such as murder, attempted murder, robbery, dacoity and have been charged with crimes under the Law on Prevention of Illicit Activities (UAPA) and the Weapons Law.
They raised large amounts of money by collecting taxes and extortion on behalf of their CPI (Maoist) organization, the agency alleged.
Criminal charges under the PMLA were slapped against FIR based defendants by the Bihar police.