Vicky Nanjappa

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The Magadh zone: Why naxals are desperate to revive it?

To fund their movement, the naxals raise funds through production and smuggling of contrabands and farming of banned items such as marijuana and opium takes place on a large scale in these districts.

New Delhi, July 28: The revival of the Magadh zone has been on the agenda of the naxalites for long. Earlier this week, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested one Tarun Kumar, a resident of Bihar who is a member of the Communist Party of India (Maoist), in connection with this case.

The NIA said that the accused persons had planned violent acts and also conspired to raise funds for the procurement of arms and ammunition. They were also training their cadres in the fabrication of Improvised Explosive Devices.

During the probe, the NIA learnt that the accused had planned to link up incarcerated naxalites and Over Ground Workers (OWG) in various jails for commission of violent crimes. Kumar, the NIA said was trying to encourage the old cadres to join the naxal movement again and carry out violent acts.

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