SHILLONG, Jan 22: Heavy and sustain pressure by security forces has yielded another fruitful result when 10 militants belonging to the Achik Mangrik Elite force (AMEF) surrendered with arms and ammunitions on Friday.
The ten surrendered before the police in the presence of church leaders and members of the local based NGOs at Daidubi, North Garo Hills. They laid down one Light Machine Gun (LMG), two AK-47 rifles, two pistols, one SBBL gun and assorted ammunitions. The AMEF member’s latest surrender re-enforced the police inroads into the rank and file of the militant outfit that had virtually perpetrated a reign of terror in North and East Garo Hills.
The self styled Chairman and Commander in Chief surrendered before the Police on December 2015. According to a well placed source, the 10 are also hard core cadres who deviated from the outfit hierarchy before giving in to the sustain pressure.
Besides, North Garo Hills police raided a militant camp supposedly used by the area Commander of the GNLA Philliport Sangma early this morning.
“Today early morning, North Garo Hills police have raided GNLA Piliport camp and recovered many mobile phones, 72 SIM cards and other persol belongings,” stated the Inspector General of Police (Operations) GHP Raju while informing about the heavy exchange of fire in the jungles before the militants abandon the camp.
While the hot pursuit of the escaped GNLA cadres is still on, the police were surprised with the recovery of such huge numbers of SIM cards from militant camp. “it seems that the mobile service providers have not complied with the Hon’ble Meghalaya High Court orders dated Nov 18, 2015,” stated Raju even as he added that All the details of these SIM cards seized will be taken in to account to initiate action against the service providers.