Police on job to wipe out GNLA

SHILLONG, Apr 10: The state government on Tuesday said that the police are on the job to wipe out the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA).

To a supplementary query asked by Congress legislator Winnerson D Sangma on what measures the state government was taking to completely wipe out the GNLA Prestone Tynsong said, “The police force is on the job and we have entrusted it to them.”

Earlier, Tynsong informed the Meghalaya Assembly that the activities of the GNLA in the state have been firmly checked.

He also informed that the state government cannot state the exact number of GNLA cadres but informed that no senior cadres of the outfit are presently active.

When Congress legislator Zenith M Sangma wanted clarity on the statement of the Minister that the activities of the GNLA have been firmly checked, Tynsong informed the House that activities of the GNLA has drastically reduced.

He pointed out to the fact that recently in March eight GNLA cadres surrendered before Home Minister James Sangma

When Congress MLA from Nongthymmai, Charles Pyngrope sought to known what is the system the government is using to measure which cadre is senior, Tynsong said that it meant those cadres who joined the outfit since its inception.

Tynsong also said that the state government offers rehabilitation packages to the surrendered militants.