Kohima/Guwahati, March 12: Former Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang in a written letter had informed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) stating his inability to appear for the questioning session at such a short notice.
Zeliang further stated that he won’t be able to attend the questioning session as he would attend the upcoming Assembly Session as the Leader of Opposition.
NIA has summoned former CM of Nagaland in connection with alleged extortion and tax collection case from government officials and departments of the state by the banned Naga insurgent outfits.
It may be mentioned that NIA has been investigating extortion cases in Nagaland since August 2016 and Zeliang as a law-abiding Citizen of the Country is ready to co-operate with any Investigating agency including the NIA.
However, ground reports also state that the then Chief Minister’s Office under Zeliang has nothing to do with funding banned Organizations.
Earlier, on February 15 and 16, 2018 just before the State Assembly elections, NIA had summoned for questioning three officials to Guwahati which included the OSD, Media Officer and Public Relations Officer to the then Chief Minister, TR Zeliang.