Shillong: The Achik National Volunteer
Council, a Garo militant group under ceasefire, today issued a
`quit notice` to cadres of the ULFA and NDFB who were
operating in Meghalaya`s Garo hills region.
"The NDFB and ULFA cadres operating in Garo hills should
quit the area immediately. They are anti talk factions who are
under direct influence of ISI of Pakistan and are involved in
various attacks in Garo hills in the last couple of months,"
the ANVC said in a statement.
Setting a deadline of 20 days for the groups to quit, the
ANVC charged the two Assam outfits of being involved in the
killing of three policemen and five labourers in Garo hills
and shooting at a traditional head in connivance with another
militant group, the Garo National Liberation Army.
"Even now they are holed up at various places planning
attacks. This will possibly turn Garo Hills into another
Assam, therefore they should immediately leave," the statement
The ANVC has around 175 cadres, now living in three
designated camps. Meghalaya Police say they have not deposited
their entire armoury.
The ban on the outfit, which had entered into a
tripartite cease-fire agreement with the Centre and the State
in 2004, was lifted in November 2008. The truce has been
extended every three months since then.
Representatives of the ANVC had had few rounds of meetings
with former IB chief PC Haldar, Centre’s interlocutor for the
The Garo hills region has been used by ULFA and NDFB
cadres as a transit for moving to Assam from their camps in
Bangladesh. Before coming overground, the ANVC also had links
with the ULFA.