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NIA files chargesheet in NC Hills scam case

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Oct 19 � The National Investigation Agency (NIA) today filed the chargesheet in connection with its case number 02/09 registered u/s 120-B, 121, 121A IPC and u/s 16, 17, 18 and 20 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act relating to alleged diversion of public funds for terrorist activities in NC Hills district.

The NIA had taken over the investigation corresponding to case number 03/09 U/S 120(B)/121/121A IPC registered with Diyungmukh Police Station in NC Hills.

The chargesheet that was filed with the Special Court of NIA, Guwahati named 16 persons as accused, including all the 13 persons named as accused in the investigation agency�s earlier chargesheet filed in connection with NIA case number 01/09, the trial of which is pending.

Both the cases relate to defalcation of public funds towards terrorist activities.

The names of the 16 accused include Jibangsu Paul, Golon Daulagupu, Karuna Saikia, Mohet Hojai, Md Redaul Hussain Khan, Jewel Garlosa, Ashhringdaw Warisa, Samir Ahmed, Joseph Mezo, Malsawmkimi, George Lam Thang, Niranjan Hojai, Jayanta Kumar Ghosh, Debasish Bhattacharjee, Sandip Kumar Ghosh and Phojendra Hojai.

�Jibangsu Paul, Karuna Saikia and Golon Daulagupu, who are only three new names have meanwhile been issued summons to appear before the Court on November 3,� informed advocate Akhil Talukdar who appeared on behalf of the accused.

Moreover, the name of Babul Kemprai, one of the accused in the first NIA case has been excluded from both the chargesheets.

The NIA also appealed to the court to order a joint trial of both the fund diversion cases of the NC Hills district as that would save time of the court as well as the witnesses, besides avoiding delay of justice.

The NIA�s plea would be heard on November 3.

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