11 out the 12 ministers in the newly elected Nagaland assembly are crorepatis. A report prepared by the Association for Democratic Reforms states that the average assets of the 12 ministers are at Rs 7.86 crore.
The former chief minister of Nagaland, T R Zeliang has been summoned by the National Investigation Agency in connection with a case of extortion being run by the terror group NSCN-K.
The fall of the Congress in Tripura and Nagaland was stunning. For some reason, the party focused all its resources on Meghalaya to the extent that it earned the ire of its leaders in Tripura and Nagaland.
The exit polls are out and it has indicated a major surge for the BJP in north east. Two exit polls have given the upper hand to the BJP in Tripura which has been a Marxist stronghold for over 2 decades.
The candidates contesting the Nagaland and Meghalaya elections have got richer over the past five years. While in Nagaland the average assets of a candidate are Rs 4.31 crore, in Meghalaya it is Rs 11.9 crore.
From extorting the government and the poor to killing soldiers of the Indian Army, over the years, S S Khaplang of NSCN-K had become one of the most dreaded terrorists in Nagaland. On Friday, he died at the age of 77 at Myanmar where he was hiding.
Three officers in the Nagaland government were arrested by the National Investigation Agency on charges of paying huge amount of money to terrorist groups. The NIA has been probing a case in which it was found that several terror groups such as the NSCN-K, NSCN-R, FGN, NNC had been extorting money from the government.
Kohima, Jan 18: The National Investigation Agency conducted several searches in Nagaland government departments and found numerous documents which showed fund transfers from departments to outfits such as the NSCN(K) and other groups.
The same group headed by S S Khaplang was responsible for the Manipur ambush in which 18 army personnel were killed.