New Delhi: Government on Tuesday said there were no
inputs to suggest that Naxalites are getting financial and
logistic support from foreign countries.
"There are no inputs to indicate that Left Wing Extremist
(LWE) groups are getting assistance in terms of weapons and
finance from foreign countries," Minister of State for Home
Ajay Maken told Lok Sabha in a written reply.
"Further, there are no inputs to indicate that LWE groups
have established nexus with terrorist and separatist outfits
abroad. However, CPI (Maoist) maintains links with certain
like-minded parties of some neighbouring countries," he said.
In reply to another question, the Minister said, there are
inputs to suggest that Left Wing Extremist groups,
particularly CPI (Maoist), extort considerable "levy" from
various mining mafia groups in the Naxal-affected states.