ISI tries to contact Naxals with underworld's help

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Hyderabad, Aug 12: ISI is trying to set up contacts with Naxals with the help of underworld don, Chhota Shakeel and six people had been arrested regarding the issue from Andhra Pradesh and Bangalore, said sources.

Police forces in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh assisted by central security agencies in a swift operation, arrested four persons from AP and two from Bangalore.

According the sources, a sum of Rs 25 lakh meant for distribution to Naxals mainly in Andhra Pradesh was also seized from them on Thursday, Aug 12.

According to officials privy to the operations, ISI had contacted Sheikh Shakeel Ahmed alias Chhota Shakeel, who is wanted in many cases in India.

The don got in touch with a person identified as Altaf, alleged to be one of his touts and a resident in Karnataka, for establishing contacts with Naxals in these two states.

The arrested people, during the investigation, claimed that they were planning to visit Dubai and meet Altaf alias Rakesh to build ties between ISI and Naxals and extract as much money as they could.

The latest development is seen as a fresh effort by ISI to take the help of underworld to pump in money for Naxalism.

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