Maoists raise funds through coercive means: Govt

The government today said there are indications that Maoists are raising funds through coercive means.

Updated: May 04, 2010, 23:56 PM IST

New Delhi: The government today said there
are indications that Maoists are raising funds through
coercive means.

"Intelligence inputs indicate that CPI (Maoist) cadres
are raising funds from contractors, businessmen, etc. by
imposing levies through coercive means," Minister of State for
Home Ajay Maken said in a written reply to Lok Sabha.

"There is no input to indicate that certain corporate
houses settle corporate rivalries in connivance with Maoists,"
he said.

Naxal killed in encounter in Chhattisgarh

A Naxalite was killed in an encounter
with CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh`s Bijapur district today.

Superintendent of Police (Bijapur) Avinash Mohanty said
about a dozen Naxalites opened fire on a Central Reserve
Police Force (CRPF) team that was patrolling near Peddakodepal
village in the district, to which the jawans retaliated.

While others managed to flee, one was killed. The CRPF
team recovered a country-made revolver, cartridges and a bow
and arrow from the spot.

Mohanty said blood marks from the encounter site indicate
that more than one red rebel could have been killed.

-PTI