25 C
Saturday, December 2, 2023

3 more members of newly floated militant organisation arrested in Meghalaya

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

SHILLONG, Aug 18: Three more members of the newly floated militant organisation – National
Liberation Council of Nongkyndong – were arrested from Meghalaya’s West Jaintia Hills district, a senior
police officer said.
Meghalaya Police busted the newly floated militant organisation by arresting six members of NLCN on
Wednesday, a day before the first batch of the group was to leave for Nagaland to receive arms training,
DIG Davis R Marak said.
“Three more persons were arrested on Thursday in several operations conducted since last night. One
self-styled area commander of East Khasi Hills district and another two were arrested from West Jaintia
Hills district,” Marak told PTI.
Meanwhile, the six people arrested on Wednesday were produced before a local court here on Thursday
which remanded them to eight days police custody.
The National Liberation Council of Nongkyndong is suspected to have ties with militant organisations in
Nagaland, Marak said in a statement.
The police said they received intelligence inputs that indicated that a new militant organisation is being
floated to commit unlawful activities. Acting on the inputs, four top leaders of the organisations and two
cadres including a woman were nabbed in operations launched on Wednesday, the DIG said.
The leaders were to send the group’s first batch for armed training to Nagaland on Thursday, Marak
A criminal case has been registered at Crime Branch Police Station, Eastern Range, Shillong, under
various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The arrested
persons include the self-styled chairman of NLCN, the ‘Commander in Chief’ of NLCN, the general
secretary, and other top leaders. (PTI)

- Advertisement -
The Hills Times
The Hills Timeshttps://thehillstimes.in/
The Hills Times, a largely circulated English daily published from Diphu and printed in Guwahati, having vast readership in hills districts of Assam, and neighbouring Nagaland, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur
Latest news
- Advertisement -
Related news
- Advertisement -