Nagaland: NIA files charge-sheet against five cadres of NSCN (IM) in extortion case

The NIA in its investigation further revealed the accused Ramningle Pame is an elected member of Autonomous Council of District Tamenglong, Manipur who has been assisting the NSCN-IM in the collection of the extortion amount demanded by them.
Nagaland: NIA files charge-sheet against five cadres of NSCN (IM) in extortion case
NSCN-IM cadres marching (file)PTI photos

KOHIMA

The National Investigation Agency(NIA) has filed a charge-sheet on December 29 before the NIA Special court in Dimapur against five suspected persons belonging to the NSCN-IM.

The accused are Rayilung Nsarangbe, Lamci Iralu, Zingshongam Muinao alias Ruth Chawang and Ramningle Pame.

The NIA in a statement said, “The case relates to the recovery of ₹1,58,72,800 along with illegal arms, ammunition, explosives, and incriminating documents, from the residential premises of SS Col. Rayilung Nsarangbe of NSCN (IM) and his wife Ruth Chawang.”

The investigation also revealed an organised extortion racket conducted by NSCN-IM involving criminal intimidation of various companies undertaking road construction projects in Manipur, the NIA said.

(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)

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