Nepal arrests kins of Black Widow C-in-C Hojai

Black Widow is a breakaway faction of ethnic Dimasa outfit in Assam which claims to be fighting for identity of tribe.

Kathmandu: Nepalese security agencies have arrested four close relatives of Niranjan Hojai, `commander-in-chief` of Indian terror outfit DHD-J (Black Widow) in connection with alleged money laundering.

The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Monday arrested the four, including father-in-law and mother-in-law of Hojai, who was apprehended on the Bihar-Nepal border in July, 2010.

Ramchandra Giri and Seti Giri, parents of Hojai`s wife Sarita Giri Rai, were arrested along with Raju Giri, Sarita`s brother and his wife Sita.

Police had arrested Sarita in November last year from Bouddha in the outskirt of Kathmandu after she received a draft amounting to USD 200,000 from an unknown sender in Singapore.

The money is said to have transferred to Sarita`s name from Singapore with the initiative of Hojai, who was granted two months` conditional interim bail by Gauhati High Court on February 9 along with outfit `chairman` Jewel Garlosa.

The CIB has also filed a case in the Special Court against the five arrestees on charges of money laundering.

Black Widow is a breakaway faction of ethnic Dimasa insurgent outfit Dima Halam Daogah (DHD) in Assam which claims to be fighting for safeguarding the identity of Dimasa tribe by creating a separate homeland for them within the constitutional framework.

The homeland proposes to include Dimasa-dominated areas
like North Cachar Hills, Cachar and Karbi Anglong districts of
Assam and parts of Dimapur district in Nagaland.