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92 cadres surrender in Garo Hills since August

By Correspondent

TURA, Jan 7 - The spate of surrenders continue in the North Garo Hills region with another two cadres of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) returning to the mainstream today at Resubelpara in North Garo Hills along with another cadre of A�chik Matgrik Elite Force (AMEF).

In the past six months, counter-insurgency operations against militant outfits in Garo Hills have forced several rebels to come overground and surrender. From August 2015 till date, a total of 92 rebels from different outfits have surrendered in the five districts of Garo Hills.

Pensing A Sangma alias Belbong of GNLA and Rakwil Sangma alias Dikrong of AMEF surrendered without any arms today. Police said that in 2014 Pensing had attacked two CRPF personnel at Bolsal Ading, near Resubelpara.

�There is a pressure from police and public against insurgents, which has forced the rebels to come forward and surrender�, said Ramesh Singh, Superintendent of Police, North Garo Hills.

The SP said that all the three cadres were working in close coordination with GNLA area commander Rakban D Shira alias Philiport. The area commander is one of the wanted rebels listed by Meghalaya police.

Singh informed that police-public interaction meetings are being held in the district. In a meeting held today at Kharkutta, heads of 35 villages attended. �The meeting is aimed to bring normalcy in Garo Hills�, he said.

Earlier, two GNLA cadres surrendered to the police on Monday in North Garo Hills.

One of the cadres was involved in the killing of Havildar Khomraj Bhattarai more than a month ago. The accused Jimbo T Sangma surrendered at Resubelpara.

Krailing K Sangma, another close associate of GNLA commander Rakban D Shira also surrendered at Resubelpara on Monday.

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