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Essar rejects allegations of paying Maoists

Essar rejects allegations of paying Maoists
PTI
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First Published: Tue, Sep 06 2011. 11 12 AM IST
Updated: Tue, Sep 06 2011. 11 12 AM IST
New Delhi: Essar Group on Tuesday rejected the allegations made in the United States (US) diplomatic cable published on WikiLeaks that it paid protection money to Maoists, saying it is a law abiding corporate.
“Essar is a law abiding corporate. We don’t think it is appropriate or necessary to react to baseless and unfounded allegations,” an Essar spokesperson said in a statement.
As per the cable published by whistleblower internet website WikiLeaks, “A senior representative from Essar, a major industrial company with large mining and steel-related facilities in Chhattisgarh, told Congenoff (the Consul General’s Office) that the company pays the Maoists ‘a significant amount’ not to harm or interfere with their operations.”
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First Published: Tue, Sep 06 2011. 11 12 AM IST