Militants escape in encounter with police

Five suspected militants looting coal trucks on the national highway near Shalang in Meghalaya`s West Khasi Hills escaped during an encounter with the police.

Updated: Nov 15, 2010, 13:18 PM IST

Shillong: Five suspected militants looting
coal trucks on the national highway near Shalang in Meghalaya`s West Khasi Hills escaped during an encounter with the police.

The encounter took place last night when the drivers of
the trucks informed the anti-dacoity camp at nearby Wahtre and
police rushed to the spot, police superintendent M Kharkrang
said.

The miltants opened fire on seeing the policemen, who in
turn retaliated. The exchange lasted for about 10 minutes.
The militants, however, escaped into the nearby thick
forest.
Later, the police recovered one gun from the place, he
said adding search operations are on.

PTI