Hardcore Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) cadre – Junel Tongper – has surrendered before the Border Security Force (BSF) in Meghalaya.
Junel Tongper laid down arms at a surrender ceremony at Umkiang Border Out Post (BOP) in East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya on Thursday.
Tongper surrendered before BSF Meghalaya Frontier IG – Inderjit Singh Rana.
He was working as an area commander of the HNLC in East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya.
Tongper after laying down arms said that he was misguided by the HNLC in joining the outfit.
Family members of the surrendered cadre were also present during the ceremony.
“It is a big blow to militancy in Meghalaya,” BSF Meghalaya Frontier IG – Inderjit Singh Rana said.