But the chief minister's office under Zeliang had nothing to do with the funding of banned organizations," NPF media secretary Sebastian Zumvu said.
"Zeliang, as a law-abiding citizen of the country, is ready to cooperate with any investigating agency.
He added, "The timing of the summons, despite the cooperation rendered from Day One, is conspicuously odd.
The first session of the newly-elected assembly, he said, will be held on Tuesday and as the leader of opposition, he has to be present.The terror funding probe has been on since 2016, when the previous Naga People's Front (NPF)-led government was in power.
"The NIA notice (a copy of which is with TOI), signed by NIA deputy superintendent of police Yogesh Rathore of the Guwahati unit, asks Zeliang, who is "acquainted with the circumstances of the case", to appear before the investigating officer, DSP Jasveer Singh, at the NIA headquarters in New Delhi.
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