From A Correspondent
Tura, March 11: After the killing of most wanted militant Sohan D Shira last month, eight close aide of Shira are set to surrender before the new Home Minister James Sangma at the police headquarters in Shillong tomorrow.
The cadres are – Klubirth Sangma alias Keke, Chonbirth Ch Marak, Rahul S Sangma alias Nikam, Sujit G Momin alias Roben, Hendison M Sangma alias Newak, Barningstone S Sangma alias William, Thangkam Ch Momin alias Bilwat, Pinbil Ch Marak alias Churik.
Superintendent of Police, East Garo Hills, Ringrang Momin said that the cadres got in touch with the police for the surrender. He said that the official surrender ceremony would be held at the police headquarters in Shillong tomorrow.
They gave themselves up to the police authorities at Akelgre village, 8 kms from Williamgar in East Garo Hills. The armed militants had been with Shira during the police encounter at Bawalgre over a week ago but maged to escape. In that encounter Sohan Shira was shot dead. The sustained police operations compelled the remaining rebels to give themselves up rather than to regroup. However, ULFA’s deputy commander in chief and IED expert Dristi Rajkhowa was not part of the eight member group. The group had 2 AK-56, INSAS rifle, SMG, .22 air rifle, .22 pistol to me a few and a huge cache of ammunitions.