Tinsukia: The National Investigating Agency (NIA) conducted searches in Delhi and Dimapur at the houses of Alemla Jamir alias James Jamir — a member of steering committee of the NSCN-IM and a relative of Thuingaleng Muivah, the Naga insurgent group’s general secretary — on Monday.
According to a press release issued by the agency late on Monday, Jamir is alleged to be working for NSCN-IM and was detained at the T-1 terminus of IGI Airport in New Delhi with Rs 72 lakh cash by income-tax officials on December 17.
“Later, Alemla Jamir was arrested by the special unit of Delhi police on the same day, on charges of terror funding of NSCN (IM), wherein funds were being taken by the cash courier Alemla Jamir from Delhi to Nagaland on the instructions of Icrak Muivah, wife of Muivah, general secretary of NSCN-IM,” the press release said.
On December 20, NIA re-registered a case RC-26/2019/NIA/DLI arising out of FIR No. 228/2019 dated 17/12/2019 PS Special Cell (SB), New Delhi, under Sections 10, 13, 17, 18, 20 & 21 of UAPA.
“Searches conducted at the houses of Alemla Jamir led to 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 smartphones, video recorder, spy cam, sony hard disk, pen drives, memory cards, recorded audio cassettes, and laptop,” the release said, adding, certain incriminating documents and insurgency related literature have also been recovered during the searches.
According to the press release, a special NIA court on Monday granted custody of accused Alemla Jamir to NIA for five days.