Kidnapping kingpin arrested in East Garo Hills

SHILLONG, Sep 16: The East Garo Hills police on Wednesday morning apprehended a kingpin of a kidnapping gang.

According to police, the kingpin Bronson Momin was apprehended in East Garo Hills after he fled from Rongjeng in the month of July.

In July, his gang members were apprehended though he managed to escape to a nearby jungle.

On September 15, the Superintendent of East Garo hills received information about his whereabouts in Gabil Koksi areas and in the wee hours of September 16 an operation was launched where he was apprehended alongwith one AK 47 (Dummy), one SBBL shot gun, one Kukri(knive), one air pistol and one mini solar panel.

“Bronson Momin went into hiding in the jungle of Gabil Koksi dense forested area with an aim to procure sophisticated arms and expand his group to commit various kind of heinous crimes in the bordering areas of East Garo hills, North Garo Hills, West Khasi hills and South Garo hills,” police said.

Bronson will be handed over to the West Khasi hills district police for further interrogation.