Meghalaya Police have claimed to have finally reigned in the banned militant outfit, Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA).
Interacting with the media, Director General of Police, S B Singh was of the opinion that the GNLA have been ‘effectively contained’ in the western part of the State and that ‘their chapter is over’.
Stating that there is no active senior cadre of the group, the DGP asserted that one or two cadres of the outfit have taken refuge in Bangladesh.
Singh further said that with the containment of the GNLA has also weakened the United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I) having a base in the Garo Hills it is ‘toothless’ too.
On the Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC), the police chief reiterated that the activities of the outfit have also been contained for quite some time now.
According to Singh, the militant outfit once active in the Khasi Hills now has a handful of cadres holed up in neighbouring Bangladesh and they ‘make their presence felt on social media occasionally’.
Praising the Meghalaya Police for their vigilance, Singh also said that the activities of the banned militant outfits could not have been suppressed without the active participation of the public, church leaders and civil society.