Fresh summons to former Nagaland CM Zeliang, FIR against ex-Manipur CM Ibobi

Trouble has been mounting for former Chief Ministers TR Zeliang of Nagaland and Okram Ibobi Singh of Manipur after the BJP captured power in the two states.

Published: 29th March 2018 05:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th March 2018 05:19 AM   |  A+A-

Former Nagaland CM TR Zeliang (File | PTI)

Express News Service

GUWAHATI: Trouble has been mounting for former Chief Ministers TR Zeliang of Nagaland and Okram Ibobi Singh of Manipur after the BJP captured power in the two states.

Zeliang has been issued fresh summons by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in a case related to funding of insurgent outfits by various government departments in Nagaland. The probe agency has sought his presence at its head office in New Delhi on March 31.

Ibobi finds himself in a spot of bother after the vigilance and anti-corruption police station in Manipur registered an FIR against him for alleged graft in the multi-crore Loktak Lake cleaning project scam.
Zeliang told The New Indian Express over the phone from Kohima on Wednesday that he would depose before the NIA. “Yes, I am going to New Delhi to meet them. I don’t know what they would want to know from me. Let’s see,” he said.

Earlier, the NIA had summoned him for deposition at its Delhi office on March 13, but he skipped it on the ground that he had to attend a session of the Nagaland Assembly.

In Manipur, the FIR was registered against Ibobi, former project directors Gojendro Singh and Ibobi Singh of Loktak Development Authority. They were charged under various sections of Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, for cheating, criminal conspiracy, criminal misconduct and abuse of official position. It was alleged that the crime was committed between August 2008 and October 2009.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp