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
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