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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)