Police unaware of GNLA ‘move’ to release DTO
By Our Reporter
SHILLONG: Whereabouts of abducted Williamnagar District Transport Officer (DTO), Robinus Syngkon, remain unknown with police yet to receive any inputs on his “release” on Wednesday.
“We have not received any such information. We came to know about this only from media reports,” a senior police official said on Tuesday.
If the GNLA decides to release Syngkon, he would be released in the area along the inter-State border, the official claimed.
Another senior police added they have already instructed their men to be on high alert especially in areas along Meghalaya-Assam border of Garo Hills.
Earlier on Monday, a local day reported that Syngkon would be “released unharmed” by the GNLA on November 24.
“Syngkon was kidnapped for indulging in ‘corrupt practices’ and to warn Government officials in the region not to indulge in corruption,” GNLA military wing chief Sohan D. Shira was quoted as saying.
It may be noted East Garo Hills DTO R. Syngkon along with his driver was abducted on September 30 from his Williamnagar quarters.
GNLA cadre held: Meanwhile, police arrested a GNLA area commander, Sengwan R Marak, from his house at Dainadubi in East Garo Hills close to the Assam-Meghalaya border, on Monday night.
A nine mm pistol, six rounds of live ammunition and one magazine were recovered from him. GNLA military wing chief Sohan D. Shira had sent Marak solely for extorting money from truckers and the business communities, police said.
Source: The Shillong Times