forces (SFs) in the State have been put on alert ahead
of the August 15 Independence Day celebration, reports
Shillong Times. Special police teams have been
deputed in vulnerable areas and important government
installations, a senior police official told PTI.
Further, Border Security Force (BSF) has deploying approximately
10,000 personnel an observing an ‘Ops Alert’ between
August 6 and 20 along the 498 kilometer international
border with Bangladesh, most of which is unfenced, with
difficult terrain and riverine in nature. “We have received
specific inputs from the police that certain militants
like the HNLC
[Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council] are trying
to sneak into Meghalaya and create problems during the
celebration,” Sudesh Kumar, Inspector General (IG) BSF,
Meghalaya Frontier said.
the BSF maintained that the Meghalaya Police acted on
their own in relation to the “arrest” of Garo National
Liberation Army (GNLA)
“chairman” Champion R. Sangma, reports The Telegraph.
State Police personnel arrested Champion on July 30
from the Umkrem-Pyrdiwah area in East Khasi Hills District
along the India-Bangladesh border.