SHILLONG, Aug 12 � The leakage of Garo Hills� counter-insurgency operation details to the media has �compromised the life and security� of individuals, the National Congress Party (NCP) today said.
Leader of the Opposition and NCP legislator, Conrad Sangma said operational details of Meghalaya police�s recent encounter with the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) should have been kept �water-tight.�
A local daily reported that Meghalaya police�s operation, in which four GNLA men were successfully gunned down in East Garo Hills last Tuesday, was done with the help of a �police mole� in the GNLA.
Reportedly, Hubert S Marak the �police mole� infiltrated in the GNLA as part of Meghalaya police�s counter-insurgency operation � Birdie II � and helped the police locate the insurgents inside the jungle. Marak was the Personal Security Officer of NCP MLA from Kharkutta, Omillo K Sangma before he was reported missing together with his service arms.
�Now with details about the entire operation in the public domain, the life and security of not just the police official, but his entire family has been compromised,� Sangma said.
Sangma further said the police also compromised with the life and security of Kharkutta MLA by planning the entire operation behind his back.
The NCP, therefore, demanded an administrative inquiry headed by an official not below the rank of a Principal Secretary to probe into the whole matter.