“We will have to make an impact-assessment the escape of ULFA (I) deputy commander Drishti Rajkhowa will have,” said Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma.

He was reacting to the Rajkhowa’s escape on Wednesday night at Balpokre in South Garo Hills.

“Incidents like these will always take place,” Sangma said.

ALSO READ: ULFA (I) deputy commander-in-chief Drishti Rajkhowa manages to escape from Meghalaya

“The Centre and the Meghalaya government are trying our best to control insurgency-related problems in the state,” Sangma added.

“The Meghalaya police is monitoring the movement of ULFA (I) cadres in the state,” Sangma said.

On Wednesday at around 8.30 pm, unidentified miscreants opened indiscriminate fire at a police team at Bolbokgre village in South Garo Hills.

The police team, which was conducting counter-insurgency operations in the area, retaliated immediately.

The intense exchange of fire continued for more than 30 minutes. The police team comprised South Garo Hills force and SF-10 commandoes.

ALSO READ: Dristi Rajkhowa controlling gun-running activities in Bangladesh!

Later, the police team conducted a massive cordon and search operation in the area.

The team recovered one AK 81 rifle with magazine and ammunition, two smoothbore rifles, three pistols and other incriminating documents from the area.

Avatar photo


Northeast Now is a multi-app based hyper-regional bilingual news portal. Mail us at: contact@nenow.in