Dimapur, March 12: The National Investigation Agency has summoned Ex Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang for “tax collection” and “money extortion”. NIA has asked TR Zeliang to appear at the National Investigation Agency headquarters in New Delhi on Tuesday with relevant documents.
On January 18, 2017, the NIA had conducted searches in various government departments in Nagaland and seized receipts that showed payments to the tune of Rs 2 Crores. The case relates to alleged extortion by groups such as NSCN(K), NSCN(IM) and Naga National Council from at least 14 government departments.
The departments under the radar of NIA include the Directorate of Information Technology, Directorate of Irrigation, Directorate of Rural Development, Directorate of Urban Development, PWD, Roads and Buildings, Directorate of Soil and Water Conservation and Directorate of Information and Public Relations.
National Investigation Agency (NIA) is been probing into the matter related to alleged “tax collection” and “extortion” from state government departments by banned Naga insurgent groups of Nagaland. As NIA has arrested 4 Nagaland government officers last year with the charges of providing Rs 20 Crores in just four days to the banned insurgent group NSCN(K). Meanwhile, summoned ministers earlier were from the state cabinet including one Officer on Special Duty (OSD) Ruokuovizo, and two public relation officers, Karibo and Kuirang.