DGP talks tough against surrendered rebels
FROM OUR STAFF CORRESPONDENT
SHILLONG, April 28: Meghalaya Director General of Police (DGP) Rajeev Mehta today categorically stated that surrendered militants if found involved in crimes after laying down arms, crimil proceedings will be initiated against them and would be shunted out from the rehabilitation package of the government.
History in the past two and half years unveiled the involvement of some surrendered militants in stashing arms and ammunitions even as they vowed to be the law abiding citizens during the surrendering programmes. Yet time and again, militants are either hiding or trading with the weapons that they never disclosed.
The latest being the recovery of sophisticated guns and ammunitions and other allied equipments from the stashed place in the bordering areas of South Garo Hills and West Khasi Hills district.
The recovery was based on the arrest of a cadre belonging to the ANVC (B), Tengrak Sangma alias Buga.
“Under no circumstances these deceptive elements will be allowed to be the beneficiary of the rehabilitation package”, he stated while asserting that their mes will be struck out and will be treated as crimil elements again.
On being asked on the fate of the other surrendered elements belonging to various rebel outfits of the state, the DGP said, “Investigation and crimil proceedings will be carried against those who were involved in heinous crime.” The DGP said that there is no such word as amnesty to anyone involved in heinous crime.