Garo rebels to surrender in MeghalayaApril 27th, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, April 26 (IANS) At least 20 Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels in Meghalaya will give up arms and surrender Wednesday, an official said.
“At least, 20 GNLA rebels led by Ningrang Sangma, the chief training instructor of the outfit, will surrender before Home Minister H.D.R Lyngdoh,” a senior state home ministry official told IANS on condition of anonymity.
The GNLA, one of the five Garo rebel groups, is headed by police officer-turned-rogue Champion R. Sangma and is fighting for a sovereign “Garoland” in western Meghalaya.
“The rebels are travelling to Shillong from Garo Hills region. They wanted to surrender due to ideological difference and ill-treatment of its cadres by the top leaders,” the official said.
Gregory A. Sangma, the GNLA general secretary surrendered to police Dec 18, 21010 citing differences in their ideology with his leaders - chairman Champion R. Sangma and Sohan D. Shira, the chief of GNLA’s military wing.
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