NSCN (IM) terror funding: NIA conducts searches in Manipur

NSCN (IM) terror funding: NIA conducts searches in Manipur

Agency News

New Delhi, Jan 14: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday conducted searches in Imphal and Dimapur at five premises of close associates and relatives of accused Alemla Jamir, wife of Phungthing Shirmrang alias James Jamir, who is a member of the Steering Committee of a proscribed organisation National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak Muivah or NSCN (IM).

“Searches conducted on Tuesday at the premises of close associates and relatives of Alemla Jamir have led to recovery of cash of Rs 82.6 lakhs, documents of different properties worth Rs 3 crore, incriminating diaries, photographs, digital devices including fifteen smart phones, one hard disk, one pen drive, one memory card and four laptops”, NIA said in a statement.

Certain insurgency and extortion related literature as well as other incriminating documents have also been recovered during the searches. Searches have also revealed that unaccounted money in cash is being used for purchase of properties, the probe agency further said.

The federal terror probe agency took up this case from Delhi Police Special Cell on December 17 last year which was re- registered by the probing agency under sections of 10, 13, 17, 18, 20 and 21 of Unlawful Activity (Prevention)Act (UAPA).

Ms Alemla Jamir is alleged to be working for NSCN (IM) and was arrested on December 18 last year at New Delhi airport by the Delhi Police Special Cell while carrying cash of Rs 72 lakh which was meant for funding the proscribed organization NSCN (IM), the NIA said in a statement.

Ms Jamir’s husband Phungthing Shimrang, an active member of the NSCN (IM) is absconding, the probe agency said adding that the further investigation into the case continued. (UNI)