BAGHMARA, Jan 18 � South Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner Chinmay Gotmare had a providential escape after suspected GNLA militants fired at his vehicle when he was on his way back from a meeting in Shillong.
The incident happened at about 8.30 pm at a place between the villages of Jaksongram and Adugre, about 15 kms from Baghamara town. The DC escaped unharmed.
He was returning from an election meeting in Shillong using the route through the South Garo Hills side via Mahadeo and Rongara.
Just before Adugre, the PSO spotted four-five militants with automatic rifles and the driver immediately switched off the beacon and headlights. The militants, however, spotted their vehicle. Sensing danger, the driver turned the vehicle towards Jaksongram.
They were, however, chased by the militants who fired in the air. When contacted, the DC said, �They chased us for about 100 metres asking us to stop and firing in the air. �.
Meanwhile, an enquiry into the incident is being made to find out if the attack was pre-planned or just a coincidence. SP Davies Marak confirmed the incident saying the involvement of the GNLA is suspected.