From A Correspondent
Shillong, Nov 21: West Jaintia Hills Police has arrested two persons who were allegedly on their way to meet leaders of the proscribed Hynniewtrep tiol Liberation Council (HNLC).
According to West Jaintia Hills Superintendent of Police (SP) Vivek Syiem, acting on intelligence inputs two persons identified as Khroo Lamsalanki Pariat (39) of Iawmusiang Jowai and Samir Jolly (44) of Noida, UP were intercepted at Dawki ICP on Monday afternoon.
“Both of them were heading to Sylhet, Bangladesh for a meeting with top members of the banned outfit,” Syiem said.
According to the SP, the meeting was scheduled to be held on Tuesday.
Syiem said that initially the two did not disclose their purpose until further interrogation was made.
He said that it was clearly ascertained that the arrested persons were in close touch with members of the HNLC through its publicity secretary Sainkupar Nongtraw and other top cadres.
Syiem said that the arrested persons claimed that their intention was to meet top members of the HNLC through the Art of Living and have talks.
“However, they do not have any mandate or authorisation by the State to hold parleys with a banned organisation under the UAP Act and hence their whole motive to visit Bangladesh is suspect in ture with an ulterior motive which merits crucial investigation,” Syiem added.
Meanwhile, a case (no. 15(11)2017 U/S 120B IPC read with Section 10/13 UAP Act) has been registered at Dawki police station against the arrested persons and leaders of the HNLC.
Pariat and Jolly have been arrested and produced in the Jowai District Court for custodial remand.