Arrested `militant duo` civilians: HNLC
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Last Updated: Monday, April 12, 2010, 22:50
  
Shillong: Members of the banned Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) today said the two 'militants' held by BSF from Indo-Bangla border in Meghalaya did not belong the outfit and were "civilians".

"BSF's claims are false as the two persons are not members of HNLC. They are civilians who have no connection with HNLC," HNLC publicity secretary Sainkupar Nongtraw said in an email to the media.

The BSF had claimed to have held two 'hardcore HNLC militants' near Dawki on Friday when they were returning after attending a meeting of HNLC in Bangladesh.

The duo, identified as Rishot Singh Lyndoh and Surdor Kharakor, were handed over to Meghalaya Police after questioning by BSF.

The militants were involved in transfer of extorted money from India to Bangladesh and recruitment of cadre for the outfit, BSF had said.

According to a police officer they were not HNLC cadre, but could be "linkmen helping the group in someway or the other". "It is being investigated," he said.

-PTI


First Published: Monday, April 12, 2010, 22:50


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