Meghalaya police arrests ASAK commander’s wife for abetment of crime

Meghalaya police arrests ASAK commander’s wife for abetment of crime

TURA: Meghalaya police on Saturday arrested the wife of the commander in chief of ASAK, Reding T Sangma for her alleged involvement with the militant outfit in terrorizing the region even as they maintained that the matter is currently being investigated.

Acting on a tip off from sources of money being sent to the Reding's wife, Fernia Evans N Sangma (Boti), police arrested her from the village of Mindikgre in South Garo Hills. The village is about 20 kms from the district headquarter, Baghmara.

"We received information that an amount of Rs 2,30000 had been sent by Reding T Sangma to his wife for the purpose of recruiting new cadres to be sent to Bangladesh to procure arms for the group. When we searched the house, an exact amount of Rs 2,30000 was recovered from the house along with quite a few incriminating documents," said South Garo Hills police chief, Anand Mishra.

Interestingly police sources have said that Bangladeshi SIM cards along with mobile phone handsets as well as a satellite phone charger were also recovered.

"We have quite a few leads on her involvement and the matter is currently being investigated by us," added Mishra.

The ASAK commanders' wife was today sent to three days of police custody by the Court today after police provided recoveries suggesting that Fernia too may have been involved with the group.

(TNT News)

Image: Representational

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