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North East Insurgency: Funding Trail of NSCN (I-M)

Published Dec 24, 2019
Updated Feb 05, 2020

The links of the cash courier to Icrak Muivah wife of T Muivah the NSCN IM strongman may place a question mark on the ongoing negotiations for a final Naga Accord.

National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted searches in Delhi and Dimapur in Nagaland at the houses of an accused in connection with the funding of Naga armed group NSCN (I-M) as per reports in the Imphal Free Press. Houses of Alemla Jamir, wife of Phungthing Shimrang alias James Jamir a member of the Steering Committee of NSCN (I-M) and also a relative of Thuingaleng Muivah, General Secretary of NSCN(I-M) were searched by the NIA tweet.

On December 20, the premier investigation agency re-registered a case under relevant provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for terror financing of NSCN (I-M), the statement said.

Alemla is alleged to be working for NSCN (I-M) and was detained at Domestic Airport T-1, New Delhi, with a cash of Rs 72 lakh by the Income Tax officials on December 17, the statement said.

Later, she was arrested by the Special Cell on the same day. The case relates to the funding of NSCN (I-M) wherein funds were being taken by cash courier Alemla from Delhi to Nagaland on the instructions of Icrak Muivah, the wife of Muivah, General Secretary of NSCN (I-M), the NIA said.

The searches conducted at the houses of Alemla led to the 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 a laptop, the statement said.

According to the statement, certain incriminating documents and insurgency-related literature have also been recovered during the searches. On 22 December, a special NIA Court sent Alemla to five days” police custody, added the statement NIA statement.

The links of the cash courier to Icrak Muivah wife of T Muivah the NSCN IM strongman may place a question mark on the ongoing negotiations for a final Naga Accord.