Meghalaya: After Reding T Sangma, ASAK co-founder Raksim joins mainstream
TURA, March 23 2017: As police pressure coupled with societal pressure mounts on militant activities in militancy-torn region of Garo Hills, yet another hardcore militant surrendered before the police on Thursday.
According to the East Garo Hills Superintendent of Police, Vivekanand Singh , former senior cadre of the GNLA and ASAK, Raksim Ch Momin alias Arikam (22) surrendered before the police on Thursday in the presence of Church Leaders and family members.
Raksim was one of the most notorious and hardcore militants operating in East Garo Hills and South Garo Hills. He joined GNLA in 2012 as a member of the 5th batch. IN 2013, he along with another hardcore militant, Reding T Sangma deserted GNLA and jointly founded ASAK.
Later, he surrendered in Baghmara in 2014 due to pressure from police operation in the area, Singh said. Subsequently, he was arrested and lodged in Williamnagar Jail. However, he escaped from the jail in 2015 along with five others and joined AMEF.
He could not stay for long in AMEF also and deserted the group in December 2015. He continued his militant activities in South Garo Hills area and thereafter till his surrender today.