National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed a charge sheet before the NIA Special Court, Nagaland, Dimapur, against five accused persons in the case of extortion by NSCN. An FIR in this regard was filed with the Diphupar Police Station, Dimapur, Nagaland under Section 120B of IPC, Section 17, 18, & 21 of UA (P) Act, Section 5 (b) of the Explosive Substance Act, Section 25 (1A) read with 35 of Arms Act, Section 7 & 8 of Nagaland Security Regulation, Section 12 of Passport Act and Section 6 of Indian Wireless Telegraphy Act.
The chargesheeted accused are (i) SS Col (NSCN-IM) Rayilung Nsarangbe @ Pela NsaZeme (ii) SS Pvt (NSCN-IM) Lamcilralu @ Keyilamcilungiralu @ Lamci @ Lamcilung (iii) Zingshongam, Muinao @ Zingsho (iv) Ruth Chawang @ Ruth Zeilang @ RagoChawang and (v) Ramningle Pame @ Ramning.
The case relates to the recovery of Rs 1,58,72,800/- along with illegal arms, ammunition, explosives, and incriminating documents, from the residential premises of SS Col. Rayilung Nasarangbe of NSCN (IM) and his wife Ruth Chawang.
The investigation of the case has revealed well organized extortion racket by NSCN (IM) involving criminal intimidation of various companies undertaking road construction projects in Manipur. The developmental funds of the government have been illegally diverted in an organized manner and collected by NSCN (IM) operatives through extortion by committing a terrorist act punishable under UA (P) Act. Investigation has further revealed that NSCN (IM) has also laundered the proceeds of terrorism into various financial instruments and real estate investments in the process of layering of the extorted fund. Accused Ramningle Pame is an elected member of Autonomous Council of District Taemnglong, Manipur and has been assisting NSCN (IM) in collection of the extortion amount demanded by them. Further investigation in the case continues.