Shillong becomes transit point of arms supply
Shillong has become the safest way of arms supply by the militants to the Northeastern region. The capital of Meghalaya has virtually become a transit point of arms and extortion deal. This has come to light after the arrest of eight Dima Halam Daoga (DHD) militants and three other "suspected" Manipur-based rebels on Sunday in Shillong. On December 19, 2006, commander of the ULFA's 27 battalion Pallav Saikia alias Ananta Kakati was arrested along with his wife Moromi at an unspecified place of Meghalaya with huge cache of arms and ammunition. NSCN general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah reportedly escaped to Bangladesh via Shillong a fortnight ago. From Bangladesh, he is supposed to take a flight to Bangkok.
Meghalaya Police said Eight DHD militants ( Jewel Gorlosa faction) , also known as Black Widow including the area commander of Umranshu, Assam's North Cachar Hills district, identified a David Kamthai were arrested on Sunday night. The DHD is an offshoot of the Dimasa National Security Force (DNSF), which surrendered en masse in 1995, except for its self-styled Commander-in-Chief Jewel Garlossa, who subsequently launched the DHD.
The arrested cadres were booked under the unlawful activities preventive act (UAPA). The cadres were involved in several criminal cases in Karbi Anglong district.The court remanded to seven days of police custody. Pistols, ammunition and other incriminating documents, besides Rs 35,000 in cash, were seized from the militants.
The DHD aims at creating a separate State of 'Dimaraji' for the Dimasa ('sons of the great river') tribe, comprising Dimasa dominated areas of the North Cachar Hills and Karbi Anglong districts of Assam and parts of Dimapur district in Nagaland.
28 Dec 2014 - 8:42pm | AT News
Former Jharkhand chief minister Babulal Marandi blamed it all on the Assam government for the recent carnage of the Adivasi people in Kokrajhar, Chirang and Sonitpur districts.
Talking to reporters after visit the relief camps in both the affected areas on Sunday, he said that the massacre could have been averted saying that Dispur is least sensitive to violence against the tribal settlers.
Marandi said, “So many innocent lives would not have been saved has had the government taken prompt and adequate action.”
During his visit, he met chief secretary JS Khosla, DGP Khagen Sarma along with senior officials. The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha also expressed concern over violence against tribal settlers in Assam. The party has decided that all the 19 elected legislators would donate their one month's salary to the victim families in Assam
24 Aug 2013 - 10:20pm | AT News
The All Bodo Students’ Union finally ended its indefinite hunger strike with lemon water from the hands of Mangalsing Narzary.
The decision was taken after the Centre invited them for tripartite talks on September 4. ABSU president Pramod Boro declared withdrawal of their 52 hr long indefinite hunger strike on Saturday . The student leaders now expects the Centre to show their sincerity on the issue and will not tolerate any kind of conspiracy.
3 Apr 2008 - 8:57pm | editor
In yet another case of mushroom consumption, four people died on Thursday morning in upper Assam’s Dergaon area. According to information, the incident took place at Badulipara area when four members of the same family consumed mushroom. Details are awaited. Notably, five people of a same family recently died in a similar case in Rajmai area in Sivasagar area.