Former Nagaland Chief Minister, T R Zeliang finally deposed before the National Investigation Agency (NIA) headquarters in New Delhi on Saturday.
Notably, the former Chief Minister of Nagaland was being summoned by the investigating agency in connection with the ongoing investigation in siphoning of government funds to NSCN (K) and other Naga outfits during his tenure.
Though the NIA had summoned him for questioning but, it is learnt that Zeliang on Saturday submitted a legal appeal to be examined at his residence, either in New Delhi or at Kohima, citing his senior citizen status.
A Time of India quoted a source as saying, “He (Zeliang) has made an appeal that he has crossed 65 years of age and being a senior citizen, he wants to be questioned at his residence and not at the NIA office. Our legal cell will examine his appeal and if it is found to be justified, we will accept his plea.”
The source further said, according to the TOI report that Zeliang’s interrogation was necessary for the investigation.
The investigating agency had issued fresh summons to former Nagaland Chief Minister, T R Zeliang and his then personal secretary, K Francis Zeliang, on Tuesday last, to appear before it for questioning at its headquarters at Lodhi Road in New Delhi on March 31.
Notably, Zeliang was summoned earlier this month by the investigating agency to the national capital for interrogation.
However, Zeliang had written to the agency to defer the date as he was busy in the ongoing Assembly session, which ended on March 26.