The naxalites were raising funds from contractors in a bid to carry out an armed struggle, the National Investigation Agency said. In its chargesheet filed before a special court in Ranchi, the NIA said that the armed struggle was being carried out with an intent of overthrowing the Indian government.
The NIA chargesheeted 5 persons for conspiring to wage a war against the state, extortion and furthering their criminal and anti-social activities.
The NIA names Buredi Narayana, Satwaji, Madhvi, Prabhu Prasad Sahu and Sujeet Kherwar in the chargesheet.
Investigation which covered collection of illegal funds by Maoists in the year 2017 has revealed that accused persons had established a network of cadres to threaten the unity, integrity and sovereignty of India as well as to attack all symbols of Indian sovereignty, especially Indian security forces deployed for the maintenance of law and order.
The accused persons hatched a criminal conspiracy to create an atmosphere of fear in the general public and to achieve their objective of over-throwing the Government of India through armed struggle. For carrying out terrorist activities, the accused persons were raising funds from tendu leaf contractors, construction workers and other businessmen and the funds are then used by CPI (Maoists) to carry out terrorist activities.