NIA files charge sheet against NSCN (K) cadres in kidnapping case

Guwahati (Assam): The National Investigation Agency on Monday filed a charge sheet against five Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland–Khaplang (NSCN-K) cadres before the Special NIA court in Shillong for allegedly kidnapping an employee of a construction company based in Guwahati.

The five accused identified as Gaisinglung Meiringmei, Deputy Secretary of NSCN-K and other members namely Khamjang Rongmei, Dimchuingam Ruangmei, Ganthoulung Rongmei and wife of the General Secretary Tanthaoliu Gonmei have been charged for committing various offences under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, 1967 and the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The case pertains to the kidnapping of an employee of Bharti Infra Projects Limited for ransom. The employee was allegedly kidnapped by NSCN(K) cadres at the behest of Gaisinglung Meiringmei, Deputy Secretary (Revenue), in order to illegally extort Rs 1 crore, for his release, to finance the activities of a terrorist organisation, NSCN (K) for waging war against the state.

During the investigation, it was established that self-styled leader and cadres of proscribed organisation NSCN(K) conspired to kidnap the employee of Bhartiya Infra Projects Limited, which is engaged in the making of tunnels railway line in Manipur, the NIA press release stated.

It was also ascertained that the ransom extorted was meant to purchase arms and ammunition for furthering the activities of the terrorist organisation to wage war against the state. Around Rs 15 lacs of the ransom money was recovered during the investigation of the case. Except for A-5, all the accused are in Judicial custody.