New Delhi, The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed charge sheet against 11 people associated with People’s Liberation Front of India (PLFI), a banned Maoist outfit, in connection with terror financing probe.
An NIA spokesperson said, here on Tuesday, the agency filed the charge sheet under several sections of IPC and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in the Special NIA court in Ranchi on Monday.
The charge sheet included the name of PLFI supremo Dinesh Gope, who is absconding.
Ten others, who have been arrested, are Vinod Kumar aka Binod Kumar, Chandrashekhar Kumar, Nand Kishor Mahto, Mohan Kumar aka Rajesh Kumar, Sumant Kumar aka Pawan Kumar, Nandlal Swarnkar aka Nandlal Soni, Chandra Shekhar Singh, Arun Gope, Jitender Kumar and Navinbhai Jayantibhai Patel.
The accused have been charged with raising funds through extortion/levy collection and channelising it through banks and dubious shell companies in the names of close associates and family members of Dinesh Gope.
The NIA registered the case on the basis of the Jharkhand Police FIR on January 19, 2018. The Jharkhand Police filed a case on November 10, 2016 after the recovery of Rs 25.38 lakh demonetised currency from the operatives of PLFI, which was being deposited into the bank account of a petrol pump owned by one of the accused..