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4 GNLA rebels arrested in Tura

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From Our Correspondent

TURA: Four GNLA militants who had taken shelter in a locality of Tura ostensibly to carry out kidnappings, extortion and attacks on former colleagues who surrendered to authorities have been arrested by SWAT commandos on Saturday night, a delayed report said on Monday

The militants were staying as tenants in a house in Sampalgre locality of the town, near Don Bosco College, for the past few weeks and were conducting a survey of the town and potential targets when their plans were busted.

SWAT commandos raided the house on Saturday night and arrested two men and a female and also seized a Chinese pistol with ammunition from their possession.

The same night another GNLA militant was caught while leaving Tura with a sum of fifty thousand rupees extorted from a trader of Tura market. He was caught with the money at Dakopgre locality close to the FCI godown located just a stone’s throw away from Najing bazaar.

The three militants caught by the SWAT commandos from Sampalgre included a woman sympathizer identified as one Fridina D Shira of Baghmara. The two other militants, Olden Sangma of Chokpot and Nikseng Momin of Williamnagar are former militants of the same outfit who had surrendered to the government some months ago. They continued to keep in close contact with the GNLA outfit, according to their confession to police.

According to police, the militants were planning to either kidnap or attack a prominent person from Tura when their plans were busted.

The other militant who hailed from the finance wing and was caught at Dakopgre has been identified as Mathius Momin hailng from near Rimrampara village of Dalu border area. He was taking the money to his senior leaders when the police caught him on Saturday evening.

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