The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached movable properties linked to some alleged key leaders of the NSCN-IM.
The accused militants have been identified as Rayilung Nsarangbe, his wife Ruth Chawang and Apam Muivah, The Hindu reported.
Nsarangbe is a self-styled colonel and treasurer of the NSCN (IM) and Apam Muivah is secretary to the outfit’s Ato Kilonser (prime minister).
The assets worth Rs 6.88 crore are in the form of bank balances, mutual funds and insurance products.
The ED carried out the investigation is based on a chargesheet filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in December last year.
The Naga insurgent group allegedly ran a well-organized extortion racket in Manipur and Nagaland, resulting in diversion of government funds.
The outfit has been allegedly intimidating the companies involved in road construction projects in Manipur and collecting huge sums as illegal ‘tax’.
According to the ED, the outfit’s in-charge of four administrative districts in Manipur reported to Rayilung Nsarangbe, as he was the treasurer of the “collective leadership”.
They would submit the extorted money along with details of the collections to him.
Nsarangbe allegedly directly collected a huge amount of funds.
While a major part of the funds was spent on the direction of the “collective leadership”, the rest was being deposited in the bank accounts maintained in the name of his wife Rayilung Nsarangbe and Apam Muivah.
He had also allegedly transferred funds to Apam Muivah from Ruth Chawang’s accounts.