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Police-GNLA encounter, cache of arms & ammunition seized

Press Trust of India  |  Tura (Meghalaya) 

An encounter took place between police and Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) militants in South Garo Hills district after which the cops seized a cache of arms and ammunition from the area, a police officer said today.

The encounter took place last night in Chokpot area of the district and there was no report of any casualty on the police side but a few GNLA cadres may have been injured in the encounter though they were able to escape from the spot taking advantage of the darkness, the officer said.

"We received information from sources about presence of GNLA cadres and immediately began an operation in the village. While no one was killed, the fleeing GNLA men left behind a cache of arms, including AKs and ammunition along with other materials. A search operation is being conducted in the area of operation today," Superintendent of Police, Abraham T Sangma.

The police seized one AK 47, 3 magazines, 90 rounds of AK ammo, one light machine gun and SMG ammunition.

The GNLA headed by its commander in chief, Sohan D Shira has been demanding a separate state of Garoland.

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First Published: Mon, September 11 2017. 20:22 IST