Garo rebels attack petrol pump in MeghalayaApril 15th, 2011 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, April 14 (IANS) Suspected Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels Thursday night hurled a crude bomb at a petrol pump in Salpara area in Meghalaya’s East Garo Hills district.
The incident, a police official said, occurred at around 8.30 p.m. when two to three GNLA rebels lobbed a crude bomb, damaging the window pane of the petrol pump cash counter.
No one was injured in the incident, the police said.
On Feb 6, the GNLA rebels had abducted A.P. Singh, the proprietor of a Reliance petrol depot in South Garo Hills district’s Gasuapara area near the India-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya.
The GNLA had earlier slapped 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 Garo Hills.
The GNLA, headed by police officer-turned-rogue Champion R. Sangma, is fighting for a sovereign “Garoland” in western Meghalaya.
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