STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Some Meghalaya Policemen Aiding Insurgents: Police Chief

Published: 24th June 2014 11:51 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th June 2014 11:51 PM   |  A+A-

SHILLONG: Meghalaya Police chief Peter Hanaman Tuesday admitted that some of the state's policemen were maintaining links with Garo insurgents.

"We have some bad apples in the police force. We have also dismissed some of them from their services, besides some of them have been booked under the Meghalaya Prevention Detention Act (MPDA)," he told journalists during a 'meet the press' programme at the police headquarters.

"There are some who are still maintaining links but they are on police radar," the director general of police said.

The Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), an insurgent outfit operating in the Garo Hills region and fighting for a separate Garoland state, is headed by former police officer Champion R. Sangma.

Champion Sangma is presently in Shillong jail after he was arrested from near the Bangladesh border in 2012.

Opposition legislators, under the banner of the Meghalaya People's Front, Tuesday flew to New Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh to demand a CBI probe into the nexus between politicians and militants.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp