NIA announces Rs. 17 lakh bounty on NSCN(K) militants

Rs.7 lakh reward for the outfit's chairman Khaplang and Rs.10 lakh for the arrest of another militant Niki Sumi.

Updated - April 03, 2016 05:50 am IST

Published - September 10, 2015 05:34 pm IST - NEW DELHI:

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday declared a bounty of Rs.17 lakh for those providing information about two top militants of the NSCN(K) faction.

“The NIA has declared Rs.7 lakh reward for NSCN(K) chairman Shangwang Shangyungi Khaplang and Rs.10 lakh for the arrest of another militant of the faction, Niki Sumi,” an NIA statement said.

The statement said the two militants were closely associated with the decision to attack Assam Rifles personnel at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in Kohima on March 26.

Attacks on armed forces

It said the duo was also involved in the subsequent string of attacks on armed forces including the attack on a 6 Dogra Regiment Convoy in Chandel district of Manipur on June 4, killing 18 army personnel.

“Any person from the public, giving any reliable information about the whereabouts of these hardcore terrorists, leading to their arrest will be rewarded with the declared money. The identity of the informer will be kept secret,” the statement said.

S.S. Khaplang is the head of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) faction while Sumi, a resident of Zhunehboto in Nagaland, holds charge of the armed wing of the group.

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