The GNLA strength is around 50 confess Mr David who surrender before the BSF

Mr David Ch MarakShillong, December 02: After continuous pursuation and regular motivation by the BSF intelligence team Shillong , one hardcore GNLA cadre surrendered before BSF. A trained cadre namely David Ch Marak 24 years of  Adugra village of East Garo Hills District laid his arms to join the mainstream before BSF.

The BSF today orgazised surrender ceremony at 58 Bn Tura . He surrendered along with one 7.62 mm  Sniper Rifle China Made, 106 live rounds and one magazine. He had been in active militancy with GNLA in Meghalaya since 2015 in the area of West Khasi Hills and South Garo Hills District.

He had undergone training for 02 months February to March in 2007 batch at GNLA training camp Rongjheng in East Garo Hills District in the year 2016 alongwith 10 other cadres where he learnt handling of Sophiscated weapon like Pistol, AK series and Sniper weapons. After completion of training he remained at Ringdem Camp till 2016. Before surrender he was with 24 new un-trained GNLA cadres.

He confessed that present strength of GNLA is approximate 50. The surrender ceremony was organised at Dhanakgiri Bn HQ 58 Bn BSF in presence of his family members, Nicholar A Sangma father of Williamnagar Scaret Heart parish church .The church also played important role in motivating him to leave the violence and join main stream.

The GNLA which is only potent outfit left in Meghalaya, has been under tremendous pressure after continuous ops by SFs and looking for opportune moments to inflict casualties upon SFs. The surrender of a hardcore militant will be a big blow for the rebels.  The risky and sleepless life being led by the cadres of this outfit has demoralised many others and now they intent to join mainstream after leaving forests.

“The direct and indirect threat of C-in-C has also been putting pressure over these cadres which keep them in dilemma on deciding to go on which side.  BSF has been organising several programmes at border to motivate youth to divert towards skill development and join forces.

Several pre-recruitment training programmes have been conducted to help unemployed youths at border to compete successfully in recruitments.  Computer, driving, sewing training are few more such programmes conducted by BSF under skill development programmes to help youth to stand on their feet. Such events have started yielding results now the youth are diverting towards constructive goals”. Said Sh P K Dubey , IG BSF.



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