TURA, July 27 � The killing of three policemen on the Rongram-Dadenggre road through an IED blast was suspected to be the handiwork of the Garo National Liberation Army. However, the militant group has expressly stated that it had no role to play in the planting of the bomb and that it was an attempt to malign the image of the outfit, which is aiming to join the peace process.
Three policemen, out on patrol lost their lives when their Gypsy came under an IED attack and the police had alleged the hand of GNLA in the blast.
In a press release sent yesterday, senior cadre Savio Marak said, �We strongly refute the allegations of the government agencies of blaming us in the killing of the three policemen. We would like to send our strong denial and wish to state that the GNLA had no hand in the IED explosion�, said Marak.
The GNLA has not been averse to owning up for killings or kidnappings as it has recently done in the case of Jospin Sangma and even the killing of three men in Nokrek recently for extorting in their name.