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Top HNLC insurgent caught on Indo-Bangla border

By The Assam Tribune

SHILLONG, May 8 (PTI): A top leader of banned Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC), involved in a number of extortion and killing cases, has been apprehended by the BSF.

Self-styled sergeant major Pariston Pakyntein was arrested near Dawki along the Indo-Bangla border and handed over to the Meghalaya Police last night, police said. He was apprehended after he along with some other cadres had crossed over to India from Bangladesh to carry out extortion in the coal belt areas.

Pakyntein is believed to have been involved in the killing of Raja Khongsit, a businessman of Pamsutia in December last year, besides a number of extortion cases, police said.

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