Three NSCN(K) militants, arrested from West Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya in May, have been handed over by a court to the National Investigating Agency (NIA) for 10 days' custodial interrogation, police said.
West Jaintia Hills district SP Vivek Syiem told PTI, "On Friday, we have handed over custody of the three persons to the NIA, based on the court order."
A special NIA court here had on Friday granted 10 days custody of the three NSCN(K) militants to the NIA.
Gaising Maringmei, identified as Ronal, who is the self-styled 'revenue secretary' of the NSCN-K and his two accomplices were arrested from Mookyniang locality in Khliehtyrshi village, about 15 km from the district headquarter.
Ronal was arrested on May 13 while the two other members of the militant outfit were arrested from their hideout in the same village on the following day, he said.
Another person who had been acting as a courier for the outfit, was also arrested on May 14 from a hotel in the state capital, the SP said.
After his arrest, Gaising had revealed that a private firm, which is having construction works in Manipur had recently paid Rs 25 lakh as ransom money to him, Syiem said.
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