SHILLONG, April 26 � Twenty Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) cadres, along with its chief training instructor, Ningrang Sangma, would surrender before the Meghalaya Government.
Official sources said the cadres have taken the decision to quit the militant organisation due to �ideological differences and also ill-treatment meted out by its top-rung leaders.�
The twenty militants are on their way to the State capital to surrender before the Home Minister, HDR Lyngdoh, the sources said.
�The rebels are on their way to Shillong from Garo Hills and they would surrender before the Home Minister,� the sources said.
In December last year, Gregory A Sangma, the GNLA general secretary surrendered before the police. He quit the nascent militant outfit citing differences with his leaders � chairman Champion R Sangma and Sohan D Shira, GNLA�s military wing chief.
The GNLA was formed a few years back by Champion R Sangma, a former Meghalaya police deputy superintendent of Police. Ever since, the GNLA has been involved in a spate of murder, extortion and kidnapping cases.
Meanwhile, it�s uncertain what sort of rehabilitation programmes the GNLA cadres would undergo as the outfit is not enlisted as a banned organisation.