UALA likely to deposit arms today
SHILLONG, June 6: Even though only three days are left for the disbandment of the banned outfit United Achik Liberation Army (UALA), the leadership of the outfit has not officially placed their arms and ammunitions before the desigted agency. A well placed source told The Sentinel that the arms and ammunitions are with the self-styled commander-in-chief Norok Momin and he is expected to come with 20-odd cadres to hand over the hidden weapons in his arsel on Tuesday. The outfit was scheduled to be disbanded formally on Wednesday but it has been postponed by a day due to unknown reason. The UALA led by Norok is responsible for multiple cases of abductions and Killings in the state. Sources said Norok has been insisting the government to drop all crimil charges registered against him.
A total of 27 cadres of the outfit, who are known as loyalists of UALA chairman Novembirth Sangma, are already in a rehabilitation camp in Baljek in West Garo Hills.
The UALA, a breakaway faction of the now-disbanded ANVC (B) is reportedly having 46 cadres with 15 AK 47 rifles and large number of small arms.
“They will deposit the arms tomorrow,” stated a source while allaying apprehension.