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NIA Court chargesheets five NSCN-K terrorists

Shillong, Nov 6: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a chargesheet against five NSCN-K terrorists before the special NIA court in Shillong in connection with an abduction case, an official said on Tuesday.

The case relates to the abduction of an employee of Bharti Infra Projects Limited for ransom.

The employee was kidnapped by NSCN (K) cadres at the behest of Gaisinglung Meiringmei, Deputy Secretary (Revenue), NSCN(K) in order to illegally extort Rs.1 crore, for his release, to finance the activities of terrorist organisation, NSCN (K) for waging war against the State.

He was released on May 12, 2018 after a ransom of Rs 25 lakh was paid.

During the investigation, it was established that self-styled leader and cadres of proscribed organization NSCN(K) conspired to kidnap the employee of Bharatiya Infra Projects Limited, which is engaged in the making of tunnels railway line in Manipur.

Around Rs 15 lacs of ransom money was recovered during the investigation of the case.

Gaisinglung Meiringmei, Khamjang Rongmei, Dimchuingam Ruangmei, Ganthoulung Rongmei and Tanthaoliu Gonmei are the five people against whom the chargesheet has been filed.

They have been charged for committing various offences under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, 1967 and the Indian Penal Code (IPC). (UNI)