Desperate Maoists Intimidate Villagers To Deposit Extorted Money In Jan Dhan Accounts

**Malkangiri:** “Intelligence reports received that the Maoists are now on a spree to deposit their stashed money in the Jan Dhan accounts.

Thus, we’re keeping a hawk eye on it. We’ve already talked to the branch managers of the banks. If any Jan Dhan account holder, hailing either from the outlying tracts of Malkangiri or the rural pockets having the influence of the red rebels, come to deposit a heavy amount should be informed to the local police station first and after proper verification, next course of action should be taken,” revealed Mitrabhanu Mohapatra, SP, Malkangiri.

Following such a startling revelation, the effect of demonetisation of high denomination Rs 500 and Rs 1000 old Indian currency notes since November 8 midnight by the Union Government is now bearing fruit as the left wing extremists are now running from pillar to post to get their hoarded booty exchanged for their further sustenance.

The left-wing-extremist-infested tribal-dominated district here in southern Odisha is a glaring case in point to vindicate the Central Government’s drastic demonetisation move aiming at keeping a tab on black money and terror funding.

As per police sources, the worried red rebels have now resorted to exerting pressure on the gullible rural populace to get their (Maoists’) ill-gotten treasure exchanged by depositing it in the respective Jan Dhan bank accounts of the poor and innocent villagers.

The recent encounter in Chhattisgarh jungle where five Maoists were killed in the exchange of fire between the police and the ultras is also attributed to the desperation of the naxals to venture out of their dens to the nearby villages coercing the rural folk to convert their extorted hidden treasure into white money so that they could easily use it and keep on unleashing their reign of terror.