CM Sangma on GNLA regrouping reports; Nothing taken lightly

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CM Sangma on GNLA regrouping reports; Nothing taken lightly

Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma has refused to comment on reports claiming that the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) is regrouping in the state.

“I cannot comment on it as I have not seen it (the Intel report),” said Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma.

However, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma reacted to the reports saying that the government does not take anything lightly.

“We have to filter the intels and see who has got any real weight or not,” Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said while briefing the media in Shillong on Tuesday.
The Meghalaya chief minister added: “These procedures are very complicated. Sometimes out of 100-200 reports, we find that only one or two of them have any real weight.”

CM Sangma said, “It is difficult to say (about GNLA reorganisation) now.

Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma added: “As a government, we do not take anything lightly.”
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma also said that he would call a meeting to conduct an internal review on the issue.

It may be noted that reports based on a recently leaked declassified document claimed that the GNLA was regrouping in the Garo Hills region of Meghalaya.

The declassified document claims that meetings are held at various places in Meghalaya’s Garo Hills like Jadi, Nongal and Chalang to ‘mobilize’ youth to join the GNLA.

It also said that around 500 youths had already been recruited by the GNLA.
They were allegedly being sent to Nagaland and Myanmar for training.

It may be noted that in 2018, the then commander-in-chief of GNLA, Sohan D. Shira, was shot dead in an operation by the Meghalaya Police, after which the banned militant outfit came to an end.

Shira had a few followers left and was never arrested as he moved from place to place.

However, recent reports may be very worrying.

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