SHILLONG, Oct 21 (PTI) � Five Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels, mostly teenagers, surrendered with a huge cache of arms and ammunition in Meghalaya�s North Garo Hills district early today, police said.
Those who gave themselves up also deposited arms and ammunition in Bajengdoba Police Station.
�Five hardcore GNLA militants surrendered in Bajengdoba PS limits early today and they have brought along with them a huge cache of arms and ammunition,� district SP JFK Marak told PTI.
They have been identified as Tengbart M Marak, Griksang B Marak, Chanang K Marak, Loban M Sangma and Nikrak M Sangma belonging to a group headed by one Jongman, he said.
The rebels also surrendered a US carbine with two magazines and 100 bullets, two 7.65 pistol with two magazines and nine bullets and a wireless set, the SP said.
While three of them are teenagers, the other two claimed they are 20-year old as all of them look barely 16-17 years, another police official said.
The GNLA, banned for its unlawful activities in the Garo Hills region, bore the brunt of counter-insurgency operation of the police code-named �Hill Storm operation�.
Launched in the first week of July, �Operation Hill Storm� is yielding results with at least 15 camps of the GNLA busted in the jungle besides several cadre getting arrested.