Meghalaya: Police concerned over repeated use of black SIM cards by GNLA
SHILLONG: The trend of exploiting modern technology by the banned militant outfit, GNLA continues to trouble the Meghalaya police as there is no stopping for the former to get access to SIM cards from the black market despite the order issued by the Meghalaya High Court last year.
Today early morning, North Garo Hills police raided the GNLA camp belonging to Piliport, who is one of the top leaders of the GNLA and recovered many mobile phones, 72 sim cards and other personal belongings.
According to the police, there was a brief exchange of fire between the police and Piliport's gang. The militants however managed to escape into the nearby jungle leaving behind their belongings. Hot pursuit of the escaped GNLA cadres has been launched.
Police are surprised to recover such huge number of black SIM cards from the militant camp as it seems the mobile service providers have not complied with the Meghalaya High Court order dated November 18, 2015.
Police informed that the details of these black sim cards seized will be taken into account for necessary legal actions against the service providers.
10 AMEF CADRES SURRENDER
Meanwhile, as many as 10 cadres of the AMEF surrendered before the North Garo Hills police on Friday along with their weapons which included–1 LMG, 2 AK guns, 2 pistols and 1 SBBL.
The surrender ceremony took place in a village of Sambrak Dainadubi, North Garo Hills in the presence of DIG WR, SP NGH, DC NGH, Addl SP SDPO, local MLA NGOs, church leaders and the public.