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NIA files supplementary charge sheet in Nagaland illegal tax collection case

The National Investigation Agency has filed a supplementary charge sheet at the Special NIA Court in Dimapur against ten government officials of Nagaland, who were arrested on the basis of

The National Investigation Agency has filed a supplementary charge sheet at the Special NIA Court in Dimapur against ten government officials of Nagaland, who were arrested on the basis of their alleged involvement in paying huge amount of money to the outlawed NSCN (K).

The ten accused government employees were arrested by NIA on different dates in 2017 and 2018, in connection with the alleged terror funding case.

The top investigating agency said that the accused government officials helped NSCN (K) in raising funds out of government resources. The agency said that investigation has clearly established involvement of the ten accused government officials in the crime.

The NIA further stated that the case was registered on the charges of large-scale extortion’s and unlawful tax collections by various terrorist organizations.

Former Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang was also summoned by the NIA on March 31 in relation to the probe into pay offs worth crores to the outlawed NSCN-K by government departments in the state.

First Published: 2nd June, 2018 17:06 IST

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