Maoist making money through illegal coal trade

Bokaro: Jharkhand Police on Friday found the Maoists making profits from illegal coal trade through private coal companies when they conducted raids on companies in Bokaro district.

"After watching their work for 12 days, police conducted raids on three private coal companies and seized 2000 tonne of illegally dumped coal," Deputy Inspector General of Police LP Singh told reporters here.

Stating that the companies were situated near Maoist-affected areas near Lugu pahar at Jhumra Hills, he said the Maoists were indulged in illegal coal trade allegedly through these companies.

However, there were no arrests yet as the police is still trying find the owners of the company.