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NIA is being used for political mileage: NPF
Source: Press Bureau, NPF *

Imphal, March 12 2018: A devious game is being played against former Chief Minister and Naga People's Front leader TR Zeliang by the National Investigation Agency which is tasked with looking into terror activities in the country but now appears to be used to grind the proverbial political axe.

With the announcement of State Assembly Elections 2018 in Nagaland, came a summon from the NIA for three staffers of the then Chief Minister's Office.

The three officers, as law abiding citizens of India, complied and appeared before the NIA Officer concerned at the Guwahati NIA Branch Office.

After few days of questioning, the three were let go by the NIA Guwahati Branch Office.

The case seemed to have been settled in regard to the three officers.

However, just a day before the declaration of the Assembly Elections result, one of the Officer from CMO was again summoned to appear before the NIA investigating officer at the NIA HQ, New Delhi.

Again on this occasion, the Officer complied and appeared before the Investigating Officer.

Much to his dismay, he was repeatedly interrogated for 5 consecutive days from morning till late evening, until the day TR Zeliang resigned from the Office of Chief Minister.

Now that a new government has been installed in Nagaland, the dust of the NIA summons was presumed to have settled down.

The First session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly is scheduled to be held on 13th March 2018.However, as things would have it, a summon letter by the NIA was despatched to the CMO on 12th March 2018, at 00:15 AM (Midnight) summoning the Former CM.

This raises three very serious questions.

1.What's the urgency that a letter has to be dispatched at 00:15 hrs?
2.Given the fact that the First session of the 13th Assembly is slated for 13th March, couldn't the NIA wait another day?
3.Knowing very well that TR Zeliang has already resigned, why send the fax to the Chief Minister's Office? .

This whole development raises very serious questions as to whether a well-webbed political vendetta is being played out against a man who championed and was ready to sacrifice for the cause of Naga people and their 70 decades struggle.

To cast aspersions on the integrity of a man who wants Peace and Harmony for Nagaland in particular and North Eastern Region in general, as having committed crimes against the nation worthy to be looked into by an investigating agency instituted to investigate terror activities, is most perplexing.

* The sender of this news can be contacted at npfpressbureau(AT)rediffmail(DOT)com .


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