- The former Chief Minister of Meghalaya Mukul Sangma welcomed the surrender of eight GNLA cadres on Sunday
- Former CM said, the Meghalaya Police has always tried to maintain the law and order in the state and has proven itself to be the finest lot among the Police forces
The former Chief Minister of Meghalaya Mukul Sangma welcomed the surrender of eight GNLA cadres on Sunday. Dr. Sangma also praised the initiatives and actions taken by the Police and the Church for making the ‘misguided-youths’ come into the mainstream.
While praising the Meghalaya Police, the former CM said, the Meghalaya Police has always tried to maintain the law and order in the state and has proven itself to be the finest lot among the Police forces in the country. The former CM further said that by tackling the militancy in the state despite having a lot of difficulties ande challenges in the arena, the Meghalaya Police has always proven its mettle and thus, it is one of the finest forces in the country. The former CM said,
“Everybody toiled selflessly to create the much needed enabling environment for our misguided youths to shed their life of violence and return home to become an asset to their families, society, state and nation as a whole.”
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The former CM further spoke about the rehabilitation processes of the surrendered and said that cadresSpeaking about the rehabilitation package for the surrendered cadres, Sangma said there had been inconsistency in the package offered to the surrendered cadres, between the one offered by the Centre and the State of Meghalaya. He said,
“Actually the package given by the State is higher than that given by the Central government. That’s why there are so many problems with ANVC-B since they signed a tripartite text of settlement with both State and Central governments.”
As per the reports, the rest of the members that belonged to Sohan Shira’s outfit GNLA, have put their arms in front of the authorities on Sunday at Akelgre village which lies at 8 Kms from Williamnagar, in East Garo Hills. the Police said that there had been eight armed militants with Sohan Shira when the police got indulged into the encounter with the group at Bawalgre in the recent past, but they somehow managed to slope from the venue. Sohan Shira was shot dead by the police in the encounter. The persistent efforts of the police and perennial encounters coerced the remaining rebels to surrender rather than to regroup.
The police sources said that the eight rebels would officially surrender to the Home Minister of Meghalaya, Mr. James K Sangma at Shillong on Monday afternoon.