Terror Funding in Nagaland; NIA to issue summons to Shelly Sumi , wife of NSCN-K general Niki Sumi

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The NIA is likely to issue summons to Shelly Sumi, wife of Niki Sumi, the “general” National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang , and others over a case of terror funding in Nagaland.

During the course of investigation of the Case No. RC-01/2017/NIA-GUW by the NIA, it was gathered that Shelly Sumi and her other associates were in possession of cash and other incriminating documents in their houses in Dimapur, Nagaland.

On Tuesday, NIA  officials seized Rs 27.90 lakh from the houses of Shelly, Ikheli Yeptho, Shutoli and Hozheli at Naharbari Basti in Dimapur, the main commercial town of Nagaland.

The seized money, suspected to have been extorted/collected from the public/government servants, was meant for sending to the NSCN-K camps in Myanmar.

Further Twelve mobile phones, three laptops, a hard disk and 33 documents were also seized.

In April, Shelly and her associates were arrested by Assam Rifles with Rs 18.47 lakh at Karong in Manipur’s Senapati district.

But the court granted bail to Shelly and others and the seized cash and articles were released to the accused. Later, the agency filed a case against her and others on the orders of the home ministry.

Niki Sumi, chief of military operations of the NSCN-K, was named by New Delhi as the key figure in the 4 June, 2015 attack which killed 18 soldiers, along with the NSCN-K’s Starson Lamkang and ‘Major General’ Neymlang.

The NSCN-K abrogated the ceasefire signed with the Indian government in 2001 in March 2015, just a month before the truce was up for renewal.

Subsequently, Khaplang’s rebels went on a killing spree, attacking Indian soldiers in Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur.

 

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