Two Persons Killed, Rebel Nabbed in Meghalaya - The New Indian Express

Two Persons Killed, Rebel Nabbed in Meghalaya

Published: 17th December 2013 12:30 AM

Last Updated: 17th December 2013 12:30 AM

Two people were killed and a rebel of the breakaway faction of the A'chik National Volunteers Council (ANVC-B) was arrested in Meghalaya's South Garo Hills, bordering Bangladesh, police said Monday.

"Two people were gunned down by GNLA (Garo National Liberation Army) rebels at Meka Adu area near Gausapara last (Sunday) night allegedly for extorting money in the name of the GNLA," Davis R. Marak, the district police chief of South Garo Hills, told IANS.

However, the police have denied the two dead men -- Semion M. Marak and and Sengwal D. Sangma -- were extortionists.

The GNLA, one of the five Garo rebel groups, is fighting for a separate Garoland in the western part of Meghalaya.

In another incident, the state police Monday arrested a hardcore rebel of the ANVC-B, a splinter group of the ANVC, which has been observing a tripartite ceasefire with the central and Meghalaya governments for nine years.

"We have arrested a hardcore ANVC-B rebel Tengseng T. Sangma from Gausapara (in South Garo Hills) while trying to serve extortion notes to coal exporters in the area," Marak said.

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