Meghalaya govt silent on HNLC chief`s killing

Last Updated: Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 21:39

Shillong: The Meghalaya government on Thursday
neither confirmed nor denied a report about the killing of the
commander-in-chief of the banned Hynniewtrep National
Liberation Council (HNLC) in Bangladesh.

"The issue involves matters happening across the
international border and I cannot confirm. I have sought for a
report from the union home ministry and after I get
information from New Delhi I can confirm this," he told
reporters.

According to a Delhi report in a national daily, the
HNLC `c-in-c` Bobby Marwein was killed in a brawl with
criminals in Dhaka this week.

Top police officials also said they were yet to
confirm the report.

Significant, the CM, however, added, "Indo-Bangladesh
relations in recent months have gained momentum with both
sides taking steps to create a congenial atmosphere that could
ultimately pave the way for broader bilateral, sub-regional
and regional cooperation".

"We do not want that hostile elements of our country
should be given shelter to perpetrate criminal activities
against us from there (Bangladesh)."

Chief Minister Sangma will also accompany the PM to
the neighbouring country, during which the CM is expected to
raise issues relating to cross-border trade and movement of
militants.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 21:39

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