Nagaland govt employees urge Centre to withdraw NIA from state, submits memorandum to Governor PB Acharya
Nagaland government employees on Tuesday took out a rally here demanding that the Centre withdraw the National Investigation Agency (NIA) from the state.
Kohima: Nagaland government employees on Tuesday took out a rally here demanding that the Centre withdraw the National Investigation Agency (NIA) from the state.
The NIA has been investigating cases against various state government departments that allegedly paid levies to Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs).
"The undisputed reality is that payments of tax to the NNPGs are made not voluntarily nor willingly but under duress," said a memorandum of the Confederation of All Nagaland State Services Employees' Associations (CANSSEA).
The confederation submitted the memorandum to Governor PB Acharya after the rally, requesting him to immediately take up the issue with the Government of India.
"The government is well aware that NIA is conducting investigation into taxation imposed on government departments by various NNPGs and... seven officials have been arrested," CANSSEA president Dr Zase Chusi and general secretary Tarachu Fithu said in the memorandum.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday moved a court in New Delhi seeking its nod to re-examine co-accused-turned-approver Amir Abbas Dev whose recording of statement has recently concluded in connection with the September 2011 Delhi High Court blast case.
An NIA team on Tuesday reached Hazaribagh to examine the circumstances behind the 17 April Ram Navami violence and the subsequent bomb blast.