RAIPUR: The recent WikiLeaks revelations that Essar Group was paying "protection money" to Maoists in Chhattisgarh has made the police swing into action and arrest two people for involvement in money transfer. However, human rights bodies have termed the arrest of one of the two arrested as illegal and said he was framed in the case.
"The charges against Essar are of extremely serious nature. For long, police had inputs that money was regularly going to Maoists. Now we have made some breakthrough with arrest of two people," a police officer said.