Arrested `militant duo` civilians: HNLC
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.
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