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Two GNLA insurgents held in Meghalaya

PTI  Shillong, March 26, 2012
First Published: 18:30 IST(26/3/2012) | Last Updated: 18:31 IST(26/3/2012)

Security forces in Meghalaya arrested two insurgents including a woman, belonging to the Garo Hills-based Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) in West Garo Hills, the police said on Monday.

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The duo, identified as Vishal Hajong and Balsri M Marak, were apprehended during a joint operation between the BSF and the police last evening from Barengpara village under Dalu police station.

The police alleged that the two had gone to Bangladesh to procure arms for the outfit.

A 9 mm pistol, a magazine with four ammunition, mobile phones and Bangladeshi SIM cards were seized from their possession, the sources said.

While Balrsi is believed to be a close aide of GNLA 'C-in-C' Sohan D Shira, Vishal was actively involved in Ampati area of West Garo Hills district.

Deemed as a terror outfit in January, the GNLA is actively involved in activities like killing, kidnapping and abducting businessmen in Garo Hills region for the past two years.

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