Terror funding case: NIA carries out search

DIMAPUR, MAY 22 (NPN) | Publish Date: 5/22/2019 11:20:32 AM IST

National Investigation Agency (NIA) sleuths carried out search at the residence of Akaho Zhimomi @ Akaho Zhimo, ‘brig.’ of NSCN (K), here in connection with a NIA case (no. RC-01/2017/NINGUW).

NIA in a press note said Rs 1,50,000 in cash was recovered from Zhimomi’s residence, along with items like SIM cards, hard disks, memory cards, mobile phones as well as other incriminating documents.

NIA had registered a case (no. 01/2017/NIA-GUW, dated 26/05/2017) under section 17 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act against Shelly N Sumi, wife of Niki Sumi of NSCN (K), and her associates on the basis of an FIR (no. 8(4)/2017, dated 07 /04/2017) registered at Senapati police station. 

NIA said, Shelly N Sumi was arrested along with three of her associates on April 7, 2017 while she was proceeding to Moreh to allegedly transfer funds derived as proceeds to NSCN (K). The role of Akaho Zhimo also surfaced in illegal collection of funds for the proscribed organisation, it added. Investigation into the case is continuing.


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