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Funding of NSCN (I-M): NIA conducts searches in Delhi, Nagaland
IFP Bureau | Updated: December 24, 2019 00:40:28 am

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday conducted searches in Delhi and Dimapur in Nagaland at the houses of an accused in connection with the funding of Naga armed group NSCN (I-M).

The houses belonged to Alemla Jamir, wife of Phungthing Shimrang  alias James Jamir who is a member of the Steering Committee of NSCN (I-M) and also a relative of Thuingaleng Muivah, General Secretary of NSCN(I-M), said an NIA official statement released in a tweet.

On December 20, the premier investigation agency re-registered a case under relevant provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for terror financing of NSCN (I-M), the statement said.

Alemla is alleged to be working for NSCN (I-M) and was detained at Domestic Airport T-1, New Delhi, with a cash of Rs 72 lakh by the Income Tax officials on December 17, the statement said.

Later, she was arrested by the Special Cell on the same day. The case relates to the funding of NSCN (I-M) wherein funds were being taken by cash courier Alemla from Delhi to Nagaland on the instructions of Icrak Muivah, the wife of Muivah, General Secretary of NSCN (I-M), the NIA said.

The searches conducted at the houses of Alemla led to the recovery of four bullet proof jackets, 28 prohibited ammunition of 7.62, 9MM and 12 bore, one drone along with batteries, seven bottles of expensive foreign liquor, uniform articles of Naga Army, pistol holsters, magazine pouches, prohibited wildlife articles, incriminating diaries, photographs, digital devices including Chinese smart phones, video recorder, spy cam, sony hard disk, pen drives, memory cards, recorded audio cassettes and a laptop, the statement said.

According to the statement, certain incriminating documents and insurgency-related literature have also been recovered during the searches. On Monday, a special NIA Court sent Alemla to five days” police custody, added the statement.

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