Shillong: Security forces operating in the
three Garo hills districts of Meghalaya have been put on alert
after four Garo militants, including a senior cadre were
gunned down in an encounter.
Apprehending a retaliation, the SPs of the three
districts were instructed to be on alert, a state Home
department official said today.
Hours after yesterday?s encounter, a militant leader
called up some mediapersons and threatened to avenge the
killings, by attacking legislators.
"The legislators did not respond to our demand for
withdrawing the operations. They will have to pay," a
self-styled political secretary of the Garo National
Liberation Army (GNLA) said.
Four cadres of the GNLA, including one of its
self-styled deputy `commander-in-chief` were killed in an
encounter with the SWAT commandos of Meghalaya Police inside a
thick jungle close to East Garo Hills district headquarters
Williamnagar in the wee hours of Tuesday.
Home minister HDR Lyngdoh also iterated that there would
be no let up in operations against militants and anti-social
elements in the state.