Shillong: Meghalaya Police on Sunday arrested
top leaders of a nascent radical organisation, which had vowed
to fight for the rights of the indigenous people.
Formed less than a fortnight back, the leadership of
Hynniewtrep Tiger National Front was arrested in a series of
raids along with CRPF`s 67 battalion in the city, East Khasi
Hills superintendent of police A R Mawthoh said.
The arrested have been identified as `chairman` Nathan
Kshiar, `commander-in-chief` Khraw alias Kitbok Kyndiah and
`publicity secretary` Jonas alias Vincent Kharir.
Letter heads, seals and documents were seized from their
possession. The outfit had announced its formation on last
Wednesday through a release to the media.
The group had claimed that it came into being with the
sole purpose of fighting for the rights of the "Hynniewtrep"
(indigenous people) and had vowed to punish people found
behaving in a manner that is inimical to the society.
However, a top police official described the outfit as
a "gang of thugs and criminals" who were up to making money.
A hunt is on for its `general secretary` Prince Lyngdoh.