OUR STAF CORRESPONDENT
SHILLONG, March 9: Normal life came to a halt in the five districts of Garo Hills during the 12 hours bandh called by the proscribed Garo tiol Liberation Army (GNLA). The GNLA sponsored bandh also came along with a fierce encounter between the militants and the police force at Rabhagre. The suspected GNLA cadre came in 2 bikes and fired at a school before being retaliated by the police, informed the Superintendent of Police West Garo Hills, M.K Singh, besides informing that they fled leaving backs with ammunitions and incrimiting documents. The militants left behind one 7.65 pistol with one magazine and five live rounds of ammunition, 625 gm gelatin glass, 2 explosives, 6 safety fuses, 2 of electronic detotors, a GNLA demand pad and 10 deeds of agreement, 10 empty cartridges and two motor cycles, informed a well placed police official.