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Meghalaya’s most wanted militant laid to rest; Wanted to join mainstream, reveals his sister

From Our Correspondent

Tura, February 25, 2018

Poll bound Meghalaya has witnessed a lot of mayhem in the recent past, thanks to the activities of the dreaded GNLA, the Garo populace lived in fear for almost two decades until the ‘Most Wanted’ man, Sohan D Shira was shot dead on February 25, thanks to the efforts of the SF10 commandos. Following his encounter, the body of the slain commander in chief of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), Sohan D Shira, was today laid to rest at the village of Chasatgre in East Garo Hills on the other side of the Simsang River.

Shira had been the most wanted militant in the state carrying a bounty of Rs 10 lakhs on his head in 2015 and his death has dealt a body blow to militancy in Garo Hills. His death also came 6 days after the killing of NCP candidate, Jonathone N Sangma in an IED blast attributed to the GNLA.

ALSO READ: Meghalaya: Has Sohan’s death buried the mystery of politico-militant nexus with him? The people ask

Rs 12 lakh seized from Ri-Bhoi two days ahead of polls

By Our Reporter

Shillong | February 25, 2018

The officials of the Election Department seized cash amounting to around Rs 12 lakh in Ri-Bhoi district on Saturday.

Informing this on Sunday, Ri-Bhoi district Deputy Commissioner and the District Election Office, CP Gotmare informed that the cash was seized from different locations.

ALSO READ: Meghalaya: When money power overcomes voter’s rationality- The voters speak!

“Our Static Surveillance Teams in Ri-Bhoi have seized cash amounting to Rs 12.39 lakh on Saturday,” Gotmare informed.

The district election officer informed that the cash were seized from two different locations-Nongpoh and Jorabat.

Gotmare said that the Static Surveillance Teams first intercepted a car at Nongpoh and seized Rs 5.96 lakh from the occupant of the car.

Later from Jorabat Rs 1 lakh, Rs 1, 43, 600 and Rs 4 lakh totalling to Rs 6, 43, 600 were seized from three different persons.


Meghalaya: Assistant commandant shot dead by constable for not being granted leave

Shillong News | Shillong, February 25, 2018

In what may be termed as a shocking incident, an assistant commandant was shot dead by a constable for not being granted leave.

As per reports, the firing incident took place at B-6 UID NO. 812 RPF Company at their camp Mini Secretariat Mawkyrwat whereby Assistant Commandant Mukesh.C.Tyagi was shot dead by Constable Arjun Deshwal by his service AK rifle. In the scuffle, a constable identified as Joginder Kumar received bullet injury in his arm. He was sent to NEIGRIHMS hospital in Shillong for further treatment. Minor injuries were received by Inspector Pradeep Meena and Sub Inspector Om Prakash Yadav.

Sources informed that the accused constable was denied to proceed on leave due to which he took the drastic step. The accused has been arrested and his rifle seized. The dead body has been sent to NEIGRIMS for postmortem.

Meghalaya: Has Sohan’s death buried the Pandora’s box with him?

From Our Correspondent

Tura, Feb 24, 2018

While the entire state now heaves a sigh of relief after the encounter killing of the commander in chief of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), Sohan D Shira, questions are now being raised on the incident as well as the crime scene which according to some may have been tampered with.

“The scene of the encounter seems to have been tampered with as in one photo of Sohan’s gun, two plastics bags are visible and in another, the same has been removed,” said Agnes Kharshiing, president of CSWO.

ALSO READ: Final nail on GNLA’s coffin? GNLA chief Sohan D Shira killed in encounter

Meghalaya: Congress creating false propaganda against BJP- Kiren Rijiju

By Our Reporter

TNT News | Shillong, Feb 24, 2018

As the campaigning reaches a new high with just a day left for the same, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju visited Shillong today to campaign for the BJP. During his visit, Kiren Rijiju said that the Congress party is trying to create a false propaganda that the BJP is a ‘communal party’ and ‘anti-Christian” only to hide its failure.

‘It is painful to see that the Congress party is trying to hide its failure under the garb of spreading false propaganda. This is the most unfortunate thing which cannot be tolerated,” Rijiju told newsmen here today.

He also said that the Congress is also trying to project BJP as a the Hindu force adding to it the fact that religion and politics are two different things.

Dr Mukul Sangma hails police for ‘eliminating enemies of state’ like Sohan D Shira

By Our Reporter, Shillong News | Shillong, Feb 24, 2018: 

Hours after a news broke out that Meghalaya’s most wanted militant, GNLA chief Sohan D Shira was killed in an encounter, Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma has extended his congratulations to the Meghalaya police for ‘untiring efforts and commitment to eliminate enemies of the state like Sohan D Shira’.

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