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NIA summons Zeliang to appear before it on Mar 17

Press Trust of India  |  Kohima 

The (NIA) has summoned former T R Zeliang on March 17 for questioning in connection with the alleged funding of banned outfits through state government departments, his close said today.

The notice was sent by NIA of Police Yogesh Rathore, Zeliang's said in a statement today.

The former was asked to appear before investigating on March 17 at 10 am in "along with documents relevant to the payments received from the government department for the purpose of answering certain questions relating to investigation of the case without fail," the letter said.

had earlier summoned him to appear before it by tomorrow. Considering that the session of the new state assembly would begin tomorrow, accepted his request for time and postponed the appearance date.

Hau said the NIA's summon to Zelaing for tomorrow was received last midnight through fax. The former had then written to the NIA expressing his inability to comply at such a short notice and also because of the assembly session which he was required to attend as the of opposition.

"The NIA has been investigating extortion cases in since August 2016 and Zeliang, as a law abiding citizen of the country, is ready to cooperate with any investigating agency including the NIA," the statement said.

On February 13 three officials of the Chief Minister's office (CMO) were summoned by the NIA for interrogation on February 15.

The three officials - Ruokuovizo Chupuo, OSD to the CM, and Karaibo Chawang and Kueirang, -- were summoned to appear before the NIA of police and chief investigating officer, Jasveer Singh, on February 15 in Guwahati.

On March 1, two days before the announcement of the election result, an of the Zeliang-led government was again summoned and interrogated for 5 days from March 3 at the NIA headquarter in

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 22:15 IST