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24 May 2018, 23:27 HRS IST
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  • NIA summons three CM's office officials for questioning

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Kohima, Feb 13 (PTI)
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) today summoned three officials of the Nagaland Chief Minister's Office (CMO) for questioning in connection with alleged extortion cases.

NIA sources said the three officials have been asked to appear before the NIA Deputy Superintendent of Police and Chief Investigating Officer Jasveer Singh in Guwahati on February 15.

Since August 2016, the NIA has been investigating cases against various state government departments that allegedly paid levies to Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) and seven government officials have been put under trial in the case so far.

State government employees on November 21 last year had brought out a rally here demanding immediate intervention of the Central Government to withdraw the NIA and drop its investigations against various departments

"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 submitted to Governor P B Acharya on that day.

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