Most wanted GNLA Chief killed in an Encounter
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Most wanted GNLA Chief killed in an Encounter

G Plus News | February 24, 2018 15:49 hrs

GNLA commander in chief Sohan D Shira was shot dead in an encounter by police in East Garo Hills.

Garo Hills police killed the most wanted rebel in an encounter which lasted for hours. The self-proclaimed commander-in-chief of the Garo National Liberation Army or GNLA was involved in several attacks on security forces and civilians as well.

Sohan was shot dead at around 11:50 am at Dobu A'chakpek during an encounter with a joint team of the Garo Hills Police and Meghalaya's Special Force-10 commandos.

Police said the security forces had intensified anti-terrorism operations in the Garo Hills, 320 kilometres from state capital Shillong, after the killing of Nationalist Congress Party candidate Jonathone N Sangma on Sunday last.
Sangma, his personal security officer and two party workers were killed in an explosion at East Garo Hills when their convoy was returning from a campaign.

GNLA was formed in 2010 by a senior police officer Pakchara R. Sangma who deserted the state police to launch the outfit, originally to fight for carving out a 'sovereign Garoland' in western areas of Meghalaya. Since then, it has been blamed for large number of killings, abduction, extortion, bomb blasts and attacks on security forces.


File photo of the deceased

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