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.