The NIA is likely to issue summons to Shelly Sumi, wife of Niki Sumi, the ‘general’ of the Myanmar-based National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang, and others over a case of terror funding in Nagaland, an official said on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, officials of the National Investigation Agency seized Rs 27.90 lakh from the houses of Shelly, Ikheli Yeptho, Shutoli and Hozheli at Naharbari Basti in Dimapur, the main commercial town of Nagaland.
Twelve mobile phones, three laptops, a hard disk and 33 documents were also seized, it said. The raids were part of its ongoing case against them for extorting people and sending the money to Myanmar to fund the activities of the NSCN-K, which is still at war with the Indian state.
Niki Sumi, chief of military operations of the NSCN-K, was named by New Delhi as the key figure in the 4 June, 2015 attack which killed 18 soldiers, along with the NSCN-K’s Starson Lamkang and ‘Major General’ Neymlang.
‘So far, we have not arrested anyone. Summons will be issued to Shelly and her associates,’ a top NIA official told IANS on condition of anonymity.
Various intelligence agencies have been keeping a close watch on the movement and activities of Shelly and her associates in Nagaland and Manipur.