Operations against GNLA intensified: Police

Posted in February 2012

Shillong, Feb 25: Security agencies in Meghalaya on Saturday intensified operations against Garo Hills-based Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) after a spate of foiled attempts at security personnel, police said.
"We have intensified operations with our limited resources in the district," South Garo Hills district police Chief Mukesh Singh said.
This week alone, a police convoy came under attack from the terrorist group in East Garo Hills even as an IED went off at a road side ahead of the security patrol party Friday evening.
"The blast was triggered by GNLA in frustration owing to pressure exerted by the security force which would now force us to take more measures to ensure that civilians are not targeted," Singh said.
Police believed the blast was carried out by a group of about 10 cadres led by the South Garo Hills area commander, Rakkam.
The GNLA, deemed as a terror outfit last month, was formed in 2009.
The group led by a police deserter, Champion Sangma, has been involved in killing, abduction, extortion and bomb blasts attacks on Security Forces (SFs) in its area of dominance, the outfit operates in the three western Garo Hills districts of Meghalaya.

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