OUR STAFF CORRESPONDENT
SHILLONG, March 13: The involvement of the ULFA in physical and logistics aids to the proscribed Garo tiol Liberation Army (GNLA) in Tuesday ambush on a police party at Panda reserve, South Garo Hills district of Meghalaya has been virtually ascertained, disclosed a senior police official.
Divulging to The Sentinel about the progress of the investigation and intelligence inputs, the official said that more than couple of cadres involved in the inhuman ambush that left four policemen dead and two others injured have already identified.
However, he refused to me the identified leaders while admitting that the leads pointed out to the GNLA senior cadres along with ULFA cadres who function under the ULFA area commander Dristi Rajkhewa were part of the orchestrated strike.
The Commander-in-Chief (C-in-C) led by Sohan D Shira led the attack but nothing definite is known on who amongst the ULFA senior cadres under Dristi Rajkhewa were part of the deadly ambush. Dristi Rajkhewa, who operates in lower Assam is known to be close to Sohan D Shira. “Some have either enter deep into the Balpakram forest biosphere reserve and some could have possibly fled to Bangladesh by using the porous India-Bangladesh border,” the source said.
Meanwhile, the source said that the South Garo Hills Police have arrested a person suspecting to have aided the 30 odd militants led by the Commander –in-Chief Sohan D Shira. He was forwarded to the court and remanded to seven days in police custody. The Inspector general of Police (IGP) and nodal media officer could not be contacted for further elaboration on the initial breakthrough made by the district police.