SHILLONG, Dec 1 � With the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) continuing with its atrocities, the Centre has decided to declare the outfit as a banned organization in India.
The decision to ban the outfit was taken by the Centre after receiving inputs from the State government and other agencies. �The GNLA would be declared a banned organization within a day or two,� a senior Home ministry official said.
The official said that the Centre can ban any organisation on its own if they posed a threat to the country�s security. But in this case, the Centre has sought the State government�s view asking whether the GNLA should be banned or not.
�We called for reports from the State government and various other agencies about the GNLA�s activities and based on the information and feedback we formed our opinion,� the official said.
Meanwhile, the GNLA has under its custody a BDO, PK Boro and two traders from Assam. The trio was daringly abducted from Garo Hills at gun-point. Moreover, the GNLA �chairman� Champion R Marak is reported to have been arrested in Bangladesh, but no official confirmation has been made about such arrest.