No gun-running in Mizoram: CM Lal Thanhawla

Last Updated: Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 21:38

Shillong: Mizoram Chief Minister Lal
Thanhawla on Saturday dismissed reports that his state was being
used by gun-runners as a transit to supply arms and explosives
to Northeast militants.
"The state is no longer used by gun-runners. Whosoever
is indulging in this have been arrested. Many of them were
brought to book," Lal Thanhaula told reporters on the
sidelines of a function here.



"Earlier of course it was the free state for
gun-running and counterfeit currency business," he admitted.



"Before I took over all these were happening; culprits
were never brought to book. But no militants are there now,
and we do not allow them to use our territory - neither from
Bangladesh nor from Myanmar," the chief minister said.



Two months back a key accused in 2008 Assam serial
blasts, B Jwangkhang alias George Boro of NDFB, was arrested
from Mizoram capital town Aizawl along with his PSO.
The National Investigation Agency, probing
terror-related cases involving an Assam militant outfit ?
Black Widow, had arrested a key arms dealer from Mizoram who
had confessed to have supplied several consignments of arms to
the outfit.



Security agencies have often been stating that Mizoram
was being used by anti-national elements as a transit to
supply arms brought from China and Myanmar to militants in
Northeast.



PTI



First Published: Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 21:38
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