Vicky Nanjappa

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Fugitive For 20 Years With 102 Cases Pending, NIA Nets Chief Of Banned PLFI

In a major breakthrough the National Investigation Agency arrested one Dinesh Gope, a self-styled supremo of the banned People’s Liberation Front of India (PLFI).

Dinesh Gope

“More than 102 criminal cases are registered against Gope in Jharkhand, Bihar and Odisha. Most of these cases relate to murder, abduction, threat, extortion, and raising funds for the PLFI, a militant Maoist outfit formed in 2007 in Jharkhand and also a splinter group of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist). The NIA had also declared a reward of Rs 5 lakhs for leads on Gope, in addition to the reward of Rs 25 lakh announced by the Jharkhand government. He had been absconding for almost two decades,” the NIA said in a statement.

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