Security forces arrested an illegal arms trader in Meghalaya

by Hemanta Kumar Nath

Guwahati , Jan 19, 2017 : Security forces of Meghalaya had foiled an attempt of arms trader to supply arms and ammunition to militant groups after arresting an arms dealer with huge cache of arms and ammunition. According to the reports, the North Garo Hills police of Meghalaya and Gorkha Rifles troops had launched a joint operation at Thapa Daregnchi village under Resubelpara police station in the hill district on Thursday morning and arrested an arms trader identified as Tengman D Shira.

Security personnel had recovered one 7.65mm pistol with three rounds ammunition, a 9mm pistol with eight rounds ammunition, one Chinese made pistol with 18 rounds of ammunition and four magazines.North Garo Hills district police said that, a case has been registered against Shira and revealed that he tried to supply the arms and ammunition to Garo National Liberation Army ( GNLA) militants. A top police official said that, the north eastern region turned a major transit route of illegal arms trade.