SHILLONG, Nov 04: Meghalaya Police on Tuesday released the list of State’s 10 most wanted militants and also announced cash reward of Rs 10 lakh for any intelligence inputs leading to their arrest. Police also assured to keep the identity of the informer(s) ‘top secret’.
Of these, eight are from GNLA while two are from AMEF, operating in the five districts of Garo Hills and West Khasi Hills and South West Khasi Hills.
From GNLA, the militants are - Zen Robert Ch. Marak alias Toding alias Rupanto (Deputy C-in-C), Baichung Ch Momin alias Nikkam (Area Commander, West Garo Hills), Rikchi Ch. Marak alias Rakkam (Finance Secretary), Kennedy T. Sangma alias Hebel (Area Commander, West Khasi Hills), Rakban D. Shira alias Philiport (Area Commander, North Garo Hills), Ajan Ch. Momin alias Jimmy (Area Commander, Williamnagar, East Garo Hills), and Hedeo Ch Momin alias Cellopa, Kiljang R Sangma alias Jangjang ( Area Commander, Chokpot).
From AMEF, the militants are Jack Marak and Chesrang D Sangma alias Goran alias Janat, both of whom are former GNLA cadres.
The announcement was made by Meghalaya Police PRO in a press statement issued here on Tuesday evening. He said, “As a part of the ongoing Counter Insurgency operations launched against various militant groups in the State of Meghalaya, the Police Department seeks ‘actionable intelligence’ against the most-wanted militants operating in various part of Meghalaya. Any person who provides information that leads to the arrest of any of the following noted militants will be rewarded with a cash award of Rs 10,00,000/- (Rs Ten Lakh only).”
He said the information can be provided to any of the Superintendent of Police serving in Garo Hills and West and South West Khasi Hills, besides Inspector General of Police (Operations), Meghalaya at 8575001111, and DP Marak, Special Superintendent of Police (Special Branch), Meghalaya at 9856033404.
The SPs can be contacted at - West Garo Hills SP Mukesh Kr Singh -9436105714; North Garo Hills SP - JFK Marak – 8014454371; East Garo Hills SP Davis N Marak -9856088248; South Garo Hills SP Lakador Syiem -9856041367 & 9436303074; South West Garo Hills SP R Muthu - 9436709532 & 8575472220; West Khasi Hills SP Sylvester Nongtnger - 9436108022 & 8131828483; and South West Khasi Hills SP Debangshu Sangma - 9436114405 & 9615307236.
Interestingly, the name of GNLA Commander – in – Chief Sohan D Shira does not appear in the list.
Mentionably, in April 2012, Meghalaya police had released a similar list with cash rewards announced. The list of 2012 contained the names of: GNLA C-in-C Sohan D Shira, Rupanto R. Marak, Baichung Ch. Momin, Kram Marak, Savio R. Marak, Babang, Walshrang alias (Dalton Sangma), Philiport alias (Rakban), Hedeo Ch. Momin, Jack Marak, Reading T. Sangma and Bryan Sim R Marak.