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Kohima: The National Investigating Agency (NIA) on Friday conducted searches at two locations in Nagaland in connection with the killing of MLA Tirong Aboh.

The raided locations include the house of absconding accused Absolom alias Rockwang Tangkhul – a self-styled major general of NSCN-IM – and James Kiwang, another leader of NSCN-IM.

In a press statement, NIA said, during search the agency recovered and seized two Quardrocopter drones, 14 rounds of .32” ammunition, digital devices including 22 mobile phones, three laptops, one tablet, one Apple MacBook, one pendrive, two memory cards, CDs and a few documents related to monetary transactions.

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“The case is related to ambush on convoy of MLA of Khonsa Aboh near Pansum Thong village under Khonsa police station in Arunachal’s Tirap district,” the NIA said, adding: In the ambush, 11 persons, including the MLA had died at the spot and three persons also got injured.

“Investigation in the case has revealed that the members of NSCN (IM) led by self-styled major general Absolom and James Kiwang along with others, in pursuance of the conspiracy executed the terrorist act of killing MLA Khonsa and others,” the NIA added.

In January 2020, the agency had filed a charge sheet against four accused — Luckin Mashangva, Jaikishan Sharma, Yangte Josaham and Napong Jenpi — in the Special NIA Court.

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