The area commander of the outfit, Jacque Marak, in a
statement to the media, said, "Our targets are MLAs, MDCs and
other corrupt officers in the government."
"In the coming year, we will abduct them and according to
their deeds, they will be punished," he said.
Terming the abduction of Boro and his subsequent release
as an example for government servants to learn from, Jacque
said, "We could not possibly kill him for his honesty and
dedicated service to the people of the area."
Boro has been in GNLA's captive since November 21 after
he was abducted from his office in West Garo Hills district.
"Let this be the message to all those un-corrupt officers
that they will not be touched. However, our targets are MLAs,
MDCs and other corrupt officers," Jacque said.
The GNLA, which is fighting for a separate state for the
Garos, has been involved in abduction, kidnapping, extortion
and in other anti-social activities in the three Garo Hills
district in the past two years.
In 2010, a transport official was abducted and punished
by the outfit for his alleged corrupt practices while in
Shillong: Hours after releasing abducted Dadenggre BDO PK Boro, the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) on Saturday warned Meghalaya government officials and politicians of "severe punishment" for corrupt practices while serving the people.
First Published: Saturday, December 24, 2011, 22:35