Shillong, Apr 29: Reacting to the Rs 10 lakh bounty announced on his head by the Meghalaya Police, Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) Commander – in â€“ Chief, Sohan D Shira, Sunday said â€œinstead of paying Rs 10 lakhs to catch me, government should make proper roads, bridges in Garo hillsâ€ asserting â€œRs 10 lakhs on my head is not fairâ€.
In Williamnagar Bazaar, two girls would not have been swept away into the river had that Rs 10 lakhs been utilized to build proper bridge in the market which will be beneficial to all the common people instead of spending on me alone, he stressed.
As though the burden on state police was not enough until now as none of its pressure tactic against the proscribed outfit has worked, in the bounty call tactics too, Sohan countered by announcing more lucrative reward on â€˜justâ€™ the movement of police.
He announced that GNLA will pay Rs 15 Lakhs if anybody informs about the movement of police cars in two or three numbers on highways to the outfit.
The outfitâ€™s Chief also revealed that GNLA has been paying monthly salary of Rs.18000 to those who are reporting them about the police personnel who come home to their village adding â€œthis (monthly salary of Rs 18000) is twice the salary of that of a police constableâ€.
Also justifying GNLAâ€™s bandh call, Sohan said â€œif people say it (bandh) is causing inconvenience to public than what about Meghalaya police that has been closing the schools in villages on the pretext of conducting operation.â€