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Top militant leader surrenders

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 March 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Denies his involvement in kidppings & abductions

Staff Correspondent

Shillong, March 2: Relentless pressure mounted by the state police and central security forces forced the Commander in-Chief (C-in-C) Reding T Sangma @ Saljapang of the notorious Achik Songma Anshakpagipa Hptok (ASAK) to surrender before at Bagmara, south Garo Hills district on Thursday.

ASAK is a split away group of the proscribed GNLA and was involved in a series of kidpping and killing in South Garo Hills district. Reding T Sangma (then fince Secretary of the GNLA) parted ways with the GNLA and he along with around 20 vagabonds started their reign of terror in the backward district of South Garo Hills.

The State Police was forced to launch a massive operation in the midst of 2015 and the unrelenting combat operations filly yielded results. Reding T. Sangma unconditiol submitted himself along with five hard core cadres and five active over ground workers. He deposited one HK rifle, 120 rounds of ammunitions, I magazines ,18 catridges, four SBBL guns, electronic detotors, four packets of RDX, 4 walky talkies and ASAK seals and demand notes.

Superintendent of Police (SP), South Garo Hills Abraham T Sangma told The Sentinel over the phone on Thursday that the ASAK leader and his comrades unconditiolly surrendered and the cases registered against them in multiple police stations will go on. “They have to attend the court for the crimes perpetrated by them”, the SP stated.

Besides Reding Sangma, the cadres who laid down arms today have been identified Tengrang A Sangma alias Gring, Pintu R Marak @ Waira, Kiljang M Sangma @Amrak and Seldom K Sangma @ Jorai. All have crimil cases registered against them. Nothing definite is known about the antecedents of the over ground workers have been identified as Hame Ch Marak, Baini Ch Marak and Tengman M Sangma.

The SP said that the once dreaded militant Reading T Sangma with Rs 2 lakhs bounty in his head has denied of his involvement in the abduction cases. But the hard reality is about his known links with Bangladeshi crimils.

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