Tuesday, June 18, 2024

GNLA denies death of Sohan’s cousin


Share post:


From Our Correspondent

 TURA: The Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) has denied the death of a second senior cadre during the encounter with police SWAT commandos at Nengmandalgre, 6 kms from Williamnagar on October 19 morning.

SWAT commandos shot dead Dilseng alias Bashish, a close cousin of GNLA army chief Sohan D Shira and there were reports another cousin had succumbed to injuries sustained from the attack.

However, GNLA chairman Champion R Sangma has denied media reports about the death of Gabrial alias Dalwin, who happened to be one of the personal security officers of Sohan D Shira. “There have been reports indicating the death of Gabriel but he is accounted for in the group. There is no truth in the saying,” said GNLA chairman Champion alias Pakchara.

Interestingly, the recent seizure of over four kg IED explosive hidden inside a milk can from a vehicle entering Garo Hills at Kukurkata on the Assam-Meghalaya Border near Bajengdoba has been dismissed by the Garo militant group.

“There is no reason for us to bring explosives from Assam and moreover Garos do not carry around milk cans. Only north Indians and army personnel do that. It is a false accusation by army personnel. We are not a party to it,” Champion added.


Related articles

Renewables, roads, realty sectors to see 38 pc growth to reach Rs 15 lakh crore in 2 years: Report

New Delhi, June 18: Riding on supportive policy interventions, investment in India’s key infrastructure sectors — renewable energy...

Foolproof security in place for PM Modi’s Kashmir visit

  Srinagar, June 18: The highest level of security preparedness and foolproof arrangements are in place for the forthcoming...

Bengal train mishap: Death toll rises to 11, child succumbs to injuries

  Kolkata, June 18: The death toll in the Kanchanjunga Express-goods train collision in West Bengal's Darjeeling district has...

Alka Yagnik reveals she has ‘rare hearing loss’ due to viral attack

Mumbai, June 18: Veteran Bollywood singer Alka Yagnik has revealed that she has been diagnosed with a "rare...