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Anti-terror agency raids 31 locations in Bihar to Foil CPI-Maoist revival conspiracy

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted raids at 31 locations on Thursday in Bihar as its efforts to uncover and foil a conspiracy by members of the proscribed CPI-Maoist to revive its organisation in the Magadh zone. An officer gave this information.

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted raids at 31 locations on Thursday in Bihar as its efforts to uncover and foil a conspiracy by members of the proscribed CPI-Maoist to revive its organisation in the Magadh zone. An officer gave this information. The official said that during the raids, the involvement of top CPI (Maoist) commanders was found in a conspiracy to revive the organization and its cadres in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

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A spokesperson of the federal agency said the raids were conducted at the premises of the accused and suspected persons in Aurangabad, Rohtash, Kaimur, Gaya and Saran (Chhapra).The spokesman said that during the search, two desi pistols, more than Rs 3.53 lakh in cash, several digital devices including mobile phones, SIM cards, SD cards and hard disks and incriminating documents were seized.

The previous two separate cases were under ongoing investigation. The spokesperson said that the locations searched were the residential areas of the four arrested persons. The four arrested are CPI (Maoist) commanders.

Officials said that the locations of 27 suspected cadres, supporters and sympathizers of the outfit were also searched. The official said the investigation revealed that the four conspired with other accused persons to reactivate and strengthen CPI (Maoist) cadres in Magadha region.

The agency said a case was registered at Tikari police station in Gaya on August 10 following the arrest of CPI (Maoist) eastern regional bureau chief Pramod Mishra and sub-zonal commander Anil Yadav. They were conspiring with other associates to carry out illegal activities and strengthen the cadres of CPI (Maoist) in Magadha (Gaya and Aurangabad) region.

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The spokesperson said the NIA took over the case on August 31 and registered the case again. The official said the second case was initially registered at Goh police station in Aurangabad on August 7 and was re-registered by the NIA on September 26.

The spokesperson said the case pertains to the recovery and seizure of two booklets belonging to the CPI (Maoist) Magadh Zonal Organizational Committee along with arms and ammunition from the possession of accused persons Rohit Rai and Pramod Yadav. The officer said that the duo, along with their associates, were conspiring to carry out illegal activities and were also collecting levies from contacts and brick kiln owners to promote the violent activities of CPI (Maoist).

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