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NIA files chargesheet against five NSCN(K) activists

IANS  |  Shillong 

The has filed a charge-sheet against five members of the Myanmar-based terror outfit, the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang, before a special NIA court in in an abduction case, an said on Tuesday.

The chargesheet against the five -- Gaisinglung Meiringmei, Khamjang Rongmei, Dimchuingam Ruangmei, and -- was filed on Monday by the NIA Guwahati in a case relating to the abduction of an employee of for ransom.

Meiringmei is the Revenue of NSCN-K and was arrested by police from a rented house at Mookyniang, Khiehtyrshi area in district on May 13.

Based on Meiringmei's leads, the police arrested the other four NSCN-K terrorists, including Meiringmei's wife from various locations and seized several lakhs of money including incriminating documents.

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

The NSCN-K released the hostage 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 orgnization NSCN-K conspired to kidnap the employee of Bharti Infra Projects Limited, which is engaged in the making of tunnels and railway lines in

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

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



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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 20:58 IST