Two GNLA rebels held in MeghalayaBy IANS
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
SHILLONG - Two Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels were arrested Wednesday in Meghalaya’s East Garo Hills and arms and ammunition were seized from them, police said.
Bijoy M. Sangma and Wimbirth Ch Marak were arrested from Williamnagar, district headquarters of East Garo Hills, district police chief Sylvester Nongtynger told IANS.
He said two pistols, five live rounds of ammunition, one empty cartridge, four pairs of camouflage dress and five pairs of black clothes were recovered from their possession.
We are interrogating them and we expect that they will spill the beans on GNLA activities, Nongtynger said.
The GNLA, one of the five Garo rebel groups, is fighting for a sovereign Garoland. It is headed by police officer-turned-rogue Champion R. Sangma, whose followers are mainly deserters of the outlawed ANVC and other rebel outfits.
The outfit is believed to have links with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah), the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB).