The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday announced a cash reward for two wanted accused, belonging to the NSCN-IM group, who were allegedly involved in the assassination of Tirong Aboh, MLA of Arunachal Pradesh’s Khonsa Assembly constituency.
Aboh and his son were among the 11 people, who were allegedly shot dead by armed cadres of NSCN (IM) on May 21, 2019, in Pansum Thong village in Tirap district.
Accordingly, a cash prize of Rs 3 lakh each has been announced for NSCN-IM members, self-styled ‘lieutenant colonel’ Apem and self-styled ‘major general’ Absolon Tangkhul.
Announcing the reward, NIA said Rs 3 lakh each will be given to any person giving information leading to the arrest of these two accused wanted in the NIA case.
NIA Announces Cash Reward for Arrest of Wanted Accused involved in the assassination of Shri Tirong Aboh, Hon’ble MLA Khonsa , Arunachal Pradesh. He & his son were among the 11 people shot dead by NSCN(IM) militants on 21 May, 2019 in Pansumthong village of Tirap district. pic.twitter.com/44elOVl5Af
— NIA India (@NIA_India) September 25, 2020
Following the massacre in 2019, the national investigating agency took over the case and initiated investigations.
The investigation agency in June 2019 registered a case related to the ambush on the convoy of Tirong Aboh and others.
The NIA filed a chargesheet in January this year against four cadres of NSCN (IM) in a court for killing the legislator from Arunachal Pradesh and 10 others.