Abducted coal exporter released in MeghalayaJanuary 19th, 2011 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 19 (IANS) The Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) has released a coal exporter to Bangladesh who was abducted in December last year from Meghalaya’s South Garo Hills district, police said Wednesday.
Rimudu Sutnga was abducted by two GNLA rebels at gunpoint Dec 16 from a coal depot at Warima area.
“The family members of Rimudu made the confirmation that he was released Monday at Chockpot in South Garo Hill district,” district police chief Mukesh Kumar told IANS.
“We have no idea whether any ransom amount was paid in return for his release,” the police officer said.
In November last, GNLA, a rebel group operating in the Garo Hills area, killed two migrant coal miners and attacked a petrol pump in the district.
The GNLA had earlier made extortion demands ranging from Rs.5 lakh to Rs.1 crore on petrol pump owners, coal dealers and businessmen in the coal-rich districts of the Garo Hills.
The GNLA is fighting for a sovereign ‘Garoland’ in western Meghalaya.
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