The National Investigation Agency (NIA) carried out searches at houses of eight accused in West Singhbum district of Jharkhand.
In January last year, CPI (Maoists) had attacked former MLA Gurucharan Nayak. Two Police personnel were killed in this incident, one was injured and their arms & ammunition were looted by a group of CPI (Maoist) cadres. In July 2022, NIA was entrusted with the investigation of this attack which occurred at Jhilrua School playground in Singhbhum in Jharkhand.
The officials said that all the eight accused whose premises were searched yesterday are active members of the Maoist Support network. They assisted Action Team Members of CPI (Maoist) and provided logistic support to the armed cadres of CPI (Maoist) in mounting the attack on the former MLA.
During the searches conducted, several posters of CPI (Maoist), documents related to illegal Kolhan State, digital devices and various other incriminating documents have been recovered and seized, officials said.