Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
07-December-2010 15:52 IST
LWE Groups not getting Assistance from Abroad
There are no inputs to indicate that Left Wing Extremist(LWE) groups are getting assistance in terms of weapons and finance from foreign countries. Further, there are no inputs to indicate that LWE groups have established nexus with terrorist and separatist outfits abroad. However, CPI (Maoist) maintains links with certain like-minded parties of some neighbouring countries.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Home, Shri Ajay Maken in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

In written reply to another question, the Minister said, there are inputs to suggest that Left Wing Extremist groups, particularly CPI (Maoist), extort considerable “levy” from various mining mafia groups in the Naxal-affected States.