Even as the two-day remand of three Nagaland government officials, who were arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Guwahati on March 25, ended on Tuesday, the investigating agency issued fresh summons to former Nagaland Chief Minister, T R Zeliang and his then personal secretary, K Francis Zeliang to appear before it for questioning at its headquarters at Lodhi Road in New Delhi on March 31.
In two separate notices issued to Zeliang and his former personal secretary on Tuesday, the NIA asked them to report at 10 am without fail ‘for the purpose of answering certain questions relating to the matter under investigation along with related documents regarding payments received from government offices,’ at the central headquarters.
The central investigating agency is investigating the alleged diversion of government funds to various Naga militant outfits, particularly the NSCN (K).
Notably, Zeliang was summoned earlier this month by the investigating agency to the national capital for interrogation.
However, Zeliang wrote to the agency to defer the date as he was busy in the ongoing Assembly session, which ended on March 26.
Earlier, on March 25, NIA apprehended three senior government officials allegedly paying huge amount of money to the banned NSCN (K) and other Naga underground groups such as NSCN (R), FGN, NNC and others within the period from 2012 to 2016 in Dimapur and Kohima areas.
After their arrest on March 25, they were produced before the Special NIA court in Dimapur on Monday which sent to two-day NIA remand, sources said.