Entire ASAK group surrenders before the police

Shillong, March 3 : In what may be termed as a major boost to the Police’s morale that the entire A’chik Songna Anchakpagipa Kotok (ASAK) militant group led by its Commander-in-chief Reding T Sangma surrendered before the South Garo Hills police on Thursday.After years of terrorizing the region and years of engaging in a cat and mouse game with the police, cadres of the militant outfit, ASAK have finally decided to join the mainstream. Thanks to the active involvement of the Church organisations, NGOs and local durbars. According to the SP of South Garo Hills, Abraham T Sangma, as many as 8 cadres of ASAK led by its C-N-C Reding Sangma, who is wanted in many criminal activities in Garo Hills, laid down arms before the police on Thursday afternoon at around 3 pm.The cadres surrendered along with 1 HK rifle and 128 rounds of HK ammunitions, 1 HK magazine, 3 SBBL guns, 18 numbers of 12 bore cartridge, 4 walkie talkie, 31 ASAK seals, demand pads, 22 electronic detonators and explosive powder.Other than Reding Sangma, the cadres who laid down arms today have been identified Tengrang A Sangma alias Gring, Pintu R Marak alias Waira, Kiljang M Sangma alias Amrak and Seldom K Sangma alias Jorai.Meanwhile, the names of the overground workers have been identified as Hame Ch Marak, Baini Ch Marak and Tengman M Sangma. Interestingly, ASAK C-N-C reding T Sangma has recently featured in the ‘Most wanted Person’ list whereby the police had announced a reward of Rs 2 lakh for providing information about him.ASAK outfit is active in South Garo Hills district and has been unleashing terror at a time when the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) and other outfits are dormant.

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