A special NIA court on Monday convicted altogether 15 people for siphoning off an astrological amount of money meant for development in Dima Hasao district a couple of years back much to the benefit of a local rebel groups.
The court is expected the announce the quantum of punishment on Tuesday as the arguments concluded on Monday.
In its first two cases bearing No RC 01&02/2009/NIA/DLI, registered a couple of weeks after it was set up, the court convicted DHD rebels Niranjan Hojai, Juel Garlosa the then Chief executive member of the North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council Mohet Hojai, his associate Golon Daulagapu, government officers RH Khan, Karuna Saikia, Jibangsu Paul apart from two contractors namely Phajendra Hojai and Jayanta Ghose.
The court has further convicted Hawala operator Malsamwkimi and Vanlalchana who us an arms smuggler.
During investigation, more than one crore in cash along with a huge cache of arms and ammunitions were seized in two different checkings.
Later, the DHD(j) rebels came back to the national mainstream and joined political parties. R H Khan, the social welfare department officer is still languishing in jail.