NIA raids houses of member of Steering Committee of NSCN (I-M)


Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 24, 2019: National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday conducted searches in Delhi and Nagaland at the houses of accused Alemla Jamir wife of Pungting Shirmrang alias James Jamir, a member of Steering Committee of NSCN (I-M) and also a relative of of NSCN (I-M) general secretary Muivah in connection with the terror funding of the Naga insurgent group.

On Friday the NIA re-registered a case under relevant provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for terror financing of NSCN (IM), said NIA in an official press statement.

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Alemla Jamir is alleged to be working for NSCN (IM) and was detained at Domestic Airport T-1, New Delhi with cash of Rs. 72 lakhs, by the Income Tax officials on December 17. Later, Alemla Jamir was arrested by Special Cell, New Delhi on the same day. The case relates to terror funding of NSCN (I-M) wherein funds were being taken by the cash courier Alemla Jamir from Delhi to Nagaland on the instructions of Icrak Muivah wife of Muivah, the statement said.

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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 smart phones, video recorder, spy cam, Sony hard disk, pen drives, memory cards, recorded audio cassettes, and laptop. Certain incriminating documents and insurgency related literature have also been recovered during the searches, it added.

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On Monday, the NIA special Court granted police custody of accused Alemla Jamir to NIA for five days.


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