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Eight GNLA rebels to surrender in Meghalaya

IANS  |  Tura (Meghalaya) 

As many as eight rebels of the outlawed Garo (GNLA) are set to surrender before on Monday, an said on Sunday.

The eight rebels -- Klubirth alias Keke, Chonbirth Ch. Marak, Rahul S. alias Nikam, alias Roben, alias Newak, alias William, Thangkam Ch. Momin alias Bilwat, Pinbil Ch. Marak alias Churik -- were once the close aides of Sohan Dalbot Shira, the of the GNLA.

"They gave themselves up to the police authorities at Akelgre village in East They will officially surrender to tomorrow at the police headquarters in Shillong," Ringrang Momin, the said.

The group is expected to lay down two AK-56, INSAS rifle, SMG (submachine gun), .22 air rifle, .22 pistol, among a huge cache of ammunition before the

He said the rebels had been with Shira during the gunfight with (SF-10) commandos at Sudugre area in Meghalays's East Shira was shot dead.

Shira was wanted in several cases of murder, kidnapping, bombings and extortion in Garo Hills, besides the killing of candidate (NCP), Jonathone Sangma on February 18.

Sangma was killed along with his and two party workers in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion in East when their convoy was returning from an assembly election campaign.

Polling for 59 out of the state's 60 assembly seats was held on February 27. The election to one seat was countermanded following the killing of Sangma.



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First Published: Sun, March 11 2018. 20:36 IST