Shillong: Two of Meghalaya's militant outfits will lay down arms early next week, ten years after Centre and the state government signed a ceasefire agreement, state Home Secretary J Lyngdoh on Tuesday.
"Achik National Volunteer Council (ANVC) and its break-away faction ANVC-B will deposit weapons from their armoury with the state government on December 15 at Tura the headquarters for Garo Hills divisions," Lyngdoh told PTI.
He said both the outfits will be dissolved after the laying down of arms is completed and both have submitted lists of their cadre strength to the state government.
Both the outfits had on September 24 signed the peace pact with Centre and state government in New Delhi in the presence of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Chief Minister Mukul Sangma.
Over 200 cadre belonging to the parent organisation and over 150 cadre belonging to the breakaway faction will take part in the ceremony at M P stadium in Tura.
Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, political leaders, officials from Ministry of Home Affairs and state home department will attend the ceremony.