National Investigating Agency (NIA) conducted searches in the houses of Alemla Jamir at Delhi and Dimapur, the wife of James Jamir, a member of the steering committee of the NSCN-IM and a relative of Thuingaleng Muivah, the group’s general secretary on Monday.
A press release stated, “Later, Alemla Jamir was arrested by the special unit of Delhi police on the same day, on charges of terror funding of NSCN (IM), wherein funds were being taken by the cash courier Alemla Jamir from Delhi to Nagaland on the instructions of Icrak Muivah, wife of Muivah, general secretary of NSCN-IM,”
Jamir was alleged to be working for NSCN-IM and was detained at the T-1 terminal of IGI Airport in New Delhi with Rs 72 lakh cash by income-tax officials on December 17.
NIA Conducts Searches in Delhi and Nagaland in RC-26/2019/NIA/DLI relating to terror funding of NSCN (IM) pic.twitter.com/7VXi8TgTVb
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On December 20, NIA re-registered a case against Alemla Jamir under Sections 10, 13, 17, 18, 20 & 21 of UAPA.
“The case relates to terror funding of NSCN (IM) wherein funds were being taken by the cash courier Alemla Jamir from Delhi to Nagaland on the instructions of Icrak Muivah, wife of Muivah, general secretary of NSCN (IM),” the NIA stated.
The NIA revealed: “Searches conducted at the houses of Alemla Jamir led to the recovery of 4 bullet-proof jackets, 28 prohibited ammunitions of 7.62, 9 MM and 12 bore, one Drone along with batteries, 7 bottles of expensive foreign liquor and uniform articles of Naga Army”.
A special NIA court on Monday granted custody of accused Alemla Jamir to NIA for five days.