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Cop goes `missing` with arms

Last Updated: Sunday, January 23, 2011 - 18:42

Shillong: A Meghalaya Police constable has gone missing with two rifles and some ammunition and is suspected to have joined a militant group Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA).

Constable Savio Marak’s company was deployed in the ethnic-violence hit Mendipthar area of East Garo Hills district and was about to return to Shillong on Friday, police said on Sunday.
Marak has been `missing` since then with two INSAS rifles and 60 rounds of ammunition.

One team of security men, including army troopers, is conducting a manhunt along the Assam-Meghalaya border with dog squads to trace Marak.

It is suspected that Marak has joined the GNLA, a senior police official said.
GNLA, a nascent Garo militant group, was floated by a deserter DSP of Meghalaya Police, Champion Sangma.

The group is blamed for rampant extortion in kidnappings in the three districts of Garo hills.


First Published: Sunday, January 23, 2011 - 18:42
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