The case, re-registered by the NIA on September 17 last year, relates to the seizure of Rs 10,46,100 by a special operation team of Dimapur Police in August last year
The case, re-registered by the NIA on September 17 last year, relates to the seizure of Rs 10,46,100 by a special operation team of Dimapur Police in August last year|Representational Image
NAGALAND

NIA files chargesheet against 2 in NSCN-IM terror funding case

The two accused, including a self-styled major of the insurgent group, have also been chargesheeted in connection with the murder of Arunachal MLA Tirong Aboh

Rishu Kalantri

Rishu Kalantri

Tinsukia: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a chargesheet before the special NIA court in Dimapur, Nagaland against two persons, including a self-styled major, for their alleged involement in financing terror activities of National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isaac-Muivah).

Those named include Luckin Mashangva, a self-styled major, a resident of Dimapur in Nagaland and Jaikishan Sharma, a contractor, hailing from Tirap in Arunachal Pradesh, the NIA said.

The case, re-registered by the NIA on September 17 last year, relates to the seizure of Rs 10,46,100 by a special operation team of Dimapur Police in August last year from the possession of Mashangva and Sharma, the premier investigation agency said, adding, "They have been charged with Section 120B and 384 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 17 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act."

The NIA said that the duo was running an organised racket of extortion from several businessmen and contractors to finance the activities of NSCN-IM. "Sharma managed to secure tenders of government works by threat, coercion and manipulation, and then paid substantial money to the leaders of the NSCN-IM, thus raising funds for terrorist activities of the insurgent group," the agency said.

The duo have also been chargesheeted in a case of killing Arunachal MLA Tirong Aboh in May last year, the NIA said.

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