Naxals extorting money from traders, industrialists: Govt

Naxals are extorting money from traders, industrialists and others in different areas in the country, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

PTI| Last Updated: Mar 03, 2015, 15:53 PM IST

New Delhi: Naxals are extorting money from traders, industrialists and others in different areas in the country, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

"There are reports that money is extorted by anti-social elements, left wing extremists etc, from traders and industrialists in select pockets," Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said in reply to a written question.

The Minister said the data on extortion of money from traders and industrialists by anti-social elements, mafia and Naxalities in states are not maintained centrally, he said.