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Wilson Kenye was mastermind of extortion: NSCN(IM)

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Says looted amount of Rs 6 lakhs returned to victims

Dimapur, February 19: In a twist to the claims made by Nagaland Council Dimapur and ACAUT Nagaland that one Wilson Kenye was kidnapped by Maj Toishe of NSCN (IM) and Rs 6 lakhs was extorted from him, the NSCN (IM) today gave a different picture of the whole incident.
The NSCN (IM) said that it was of the opinion that the matter involving Wilson Kenye had been amicably settled since the investigation into Wilson Kenye’s involvement in the extortion of Rs 6 lakhs in collusion with some goons from the innocent men, who came to purchase a dumper truck at Agri Expo on August 1, 2018 was thoroughly investigated and closed after Wilson Kenye admitted to his involvement in the crime and repaid the looted amount of Rs 6 lakhs to the victims through Maj Toishe on installment basis.
According to NSCN (IM), Maj Toishe and his team responded when the victims approached them for help. It said the crime was a total set up masterminded by Wilson Kenye in the guise of a mediator for the seller and the buyer of the Dumper truck. So, the claim of Wilson Kenye that he was a victim of extortion by Maj. Toishe is absurd.
Wilson was detained for interrogation and set free after paying a sum of Rs. 3 lakhs initially on his ‘release day’ with an “undertaking” that the remaining Rs. 3 lakhs would be paid within 15 days from the date of his release on August 21, 2018 by submitting a land patta of a Pochury leader in the form of mortgage as an assurance for the remaining balance at the Unified Command office.
The NSCN (IM) said that the victims, Shaikhom Shanahal Singh and Sw Mathotmi had sent an ‘Acknowledgement’ to the media thanking the Unified Command, Zone-I, of the NSCN for taking the initiative in recovering their looted amount of Rs. 6 lakhs from Wilson Kenye, s/o (L) Niekha Kenye of Hebron 1 Colony, Phek Town.
“Therefore, the claim of Mr. Wilson Kenye that he has been extorted a sum of Rs. 600000 by Major Toishe of NSCN is his desperate attempt to malign the image of NSCN and to cleanse himself of any wrong doing,” the NSCN(IM) stated. (Page News Service)

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