Itanagar, January 29, 2020:

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed chargesheet against four members of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) in a case related to the ambush of Arunachal Pradesh MLA Tirong Aboh and others on May 21, 2019.

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The NIA, in a statement, said, “Investigation has established that members of the terrorist group of NSCN (IM) conspired to commit the terrorist act of killing Tirong Aboh, MLA Khonsa and 10 others.” It added that the attack was a part of a larger conspiracy against Aboh following his opposition to anti anti-development and extortion activities of NSCN(IM) in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh.

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It needs mention here that Khonsa West MLA Tirong Aboh and ten others were shot in May 2019. They were killed near Pansum Thong village in Tirap by armed cadres of the terrorist group, said NIA in the statement. Tirong Aboh and 11 others were killed in the attack while three had sustained injuries.

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NIA has filed the chargesheet against four in this case. They are Luckin Mashangva, Jai Kishan Sharma, Yangte Josaham and Napong Jenpi. “The members of terrorist group of NSCN(IM) had on earlier occasion threatened MLA, Khonsa and his supporters for their opposition to criminal activities of NSCN(IM). In pursuance of this conspiracy, on 21.05.2019, the members of this terrorist group fired with sophisticated weapons in an ambush at the convoy of MLA, Khonsa leading to death of eleven people and injuries to three others,” said NIA.

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