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M’laya police ordered probe into firing
Published on 5 Jul. 2011 12:40 AM IST
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The Meghalaya police Monday said it had ordered probe into the accidental shooting of two policemen during a crackdown against rebels in State’s East Garo Hills district.
“We have ordered for a departmental probe into yesterday (Sunday) unfortunate incident where two of our men were killed in the accidental firing,” acting Director General of Police B. Kezo said.
He added: instructions had been issued to all the district superintendent of police in the three districts of Garo Hills in western part of Meghalaya to prevent the recurrence of such incidents.
“We have already started with our post-mortem on the entire incident, so as to take adopt new strategies in our combing operations against the militants,” the police official said.
On Sunday, two policemen, engaged in a crackdown against Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels, were killed in accidental firing with the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) commandos in the foothills of Durama hill range near Dorengchigre area.The slain policemen Exmarting Marak and Gopal Prasad Nunia came under fire after their team wrongly intruded into an area inside the jungle which was cordoned off by the state police’s commandos.
The probe will be conducted by J.F.K Marak, the district police chief of East Garo Hills. “Though, there is no foul play in yesterday’s unfortunate incident, but if the report reveals it otherwise, we would surely register a criminal case against those found guilty,” Kezo said.
“If the government is not satisfied with the report, we would not shy to institute a high-level probe to probe what exactly led to the accidental firing,” the police official asserted.
Dorengchigre village is located in Meghalaya’s East Garo Hills district, the heartland of GNLA rebel outfit led by a police officer-turned rogue Champion R. Sangma.
The GNLA has forged close operational links with other northeast-based insurgent groups like the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB).
The GNLA’s foot soldiers are deserters, mostly from the NDFB, the Achik National Volunteers Council (ANVC) and the Liberation of Achik Elite Force (LAEF).

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