SHILLONG, April 6: Security forces on Wednesday, recovered arms hidden by the Garo tiol Liberation Army (GNLA) iun East Garo Hills district. According to police, based on information that GNLA has hidden arms, ammunition and other materials in the jungles of Durama an operation team was sent to locate GNLA cadres and such items. During the search today SWAT located the arms and ammunitions stashed in Adugre village and recovered 170 rounds of 7.62 ammo, gelatin sticks and detotors. GNLA documents which were seized. Other materials were destroyed at the spot.
Meanwhile, security forces in Garo Hills on Wednesday evening had a brief encounter with the ASAK, police said. According to police, during an encounter with ASAK’s Harara Group – three kilograms of IED were recovered.
Police said that the exchange of fire took place at around 4:30 pm at Dikkimpara village under Gambegre constituency. According to police, ASAK group led by Harara and Tilling are mainly responsible for kidpping of civilians for ransom. The ASAK is led by Reading T Sangma, who broke away from GNLA as Sohan D Shira refused to share the loot with Reading, police said.