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2 Meghalaya-based GNLA rebels nabbed in Dimapur

Posted on Nov 15, 12:51PM | UNI

Two arms dealers, reportedly belonging to the Meghalaya-based extremist group GNLA (Garo National Liberation Army), were arrested in Dimapur yesterday in a joint operation by Nagaland and Meghalaya Police.

According to official sources, the arrest was made in a joint operation by Dimapur Police East PS and IR duty personnel along with the Meghalaya Police.

The arrested had been identified as Dapblin Sangma (54) of Eralibil, Dimapur, and Chesrang Sangma (28) of Tura in West Garo Hills, Meghalaya.

They were suspected to be cadres of the Meghalaya-based extremist group GNLA (Garo National Liberation Army) and are suspected to be involved in arms smuggling.

The Meghalaya Police and its Assam counterpart were reported to have been on the hunt for the two cadres, including an area commander of the outlawed organisation, for their involvement in a number of cases registered against them in the two neighbouring states.

The arrested cadres were later handed over to the joint team of Meghalaya and Assam Police.

Meanwhile, Dimapur police arrested one person, claiming to be from GPRN/NSCN, on charges of extorting money from patients at Dimapur District Hospital on Sunday last.

Official sources said the accused identified as one 'lance corporal' from Asughomi under Zunheboto district and a resident of Sematilla of Dimapur town.

Sources said that the accused was found extorting money in the name of the organization from patients admitted in the hospital.

The accused was taken to the East PS where a case was registered and then forwarded to court for remand, the sources further added.