Post GNLA terror era
Shillong, April 25: Fear and terror perpetrated by the annihilated Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) is one reasons that kept even the responsible civil society groups to stay in a mode of denial till the state police operation yielded results.
The fear intensity was so grave right from 2010 that NGOs and Church leaders used the diplomatic path (not outrightly) to condemn the act of terror indulged by the GNLA during its prime, disclosed a well placed source to The Sentinel, adding, “none of the revered person dares to openly black list the GNLA in the community that they are living”
“The all out operations carried by our men aided by the CRPF Cobra force and BSF that started with a point to finish them yielded the desired results”, stated the man who was part of the entire operation till the self styled GNLA Chief was killed in a gun battle. The State Director General of Police (DGP) SB Singh said, “We have managed to instill confidence in the public domain that everyone is showing co-operation.”
He cited the numerous incidence on how church elders came forward to facilitate the surrendering process after the militants were under immense pressure put in by the forces .The latest co-operation were stacked arms and ammunition that were recovered in the last 10 days. Asked further on whether the influential lots who literally facilitated the first to the last surrender of the GNLA militants, the DGP said, “we work within the parameters to deal with in our own professional way.”
The DGP felt that home breed criminals of the same nature can crop up. He said that the field level men should be more accessible to understand the situation before it takes a different turn.