Meghalaya police files criminal case against relatively unknown outfit

Shillong, Oct 24 : The Meghalaya police has filed a criminal case against the United Bangal Liberation Army (UBLA), over criminal conspiracy against the people of Meghalaya and criminal intimidation against Chief Minister Conrad Sangma.

The outfit which is suspected to be fake claims to protect the rights of the Bengali speaking people in northeast.

Meghalaya Police Assistant Inspector General of Police and spokesperson Gabriel K Iangrai informed that a criminal case under relevant provisions of law has been registered at the Cyber Crime Police Station and investigation is on.

“A criminal case under relevant provisions of law has been registered against United Bangal Liberation Army for criminal conspiracy, for threat to wage conflict against the local populace of Meghalaya and for the criminal intimidation against the Chief Minister of Meghalaya,” Iangrai said on Saturday.

Appealing to all the concerned citizens to kindly refrain from inciting breach of communal peace and harmony, the State police warned, “If any person is found to be contravening the statutory provisions of law, stringent action will be taken against them.”

In a letter issued in the names of Bikram De, commander-in-chief and Chandra J, secretary-general of UBLA, which went viral on social media warned pressure groups in the North East and the Indian government against any infringement to implement the Assam Accord and the National Register Citizens (NRC) in Assam and against NSCN-IM and Nagaland their own flag and freedom.

UBLA claimed that the outfit “stands upright for the People of Bangal and for Banga Bhumi have been observing quite a number of atrocities against the Bangali People in Meghaloi by the Khasi Students Union Organization since 1979.”

“This is not a negotiation or a dialogue letter but an ultimatum to any who dares to touch the sentiments of the Bangali people, they are going to face dire consequences in the near future,” the letter read.

“Our Banga Senas are ready to plot for an unimaginable situation in Meghaloi towards you and your supporters. We will ensure that the 1.4 million Khasia People will be sent back to their place of origin in Cambodia in a flash and without forgetting that Meghaloi and the rest of North East India is part and parcel of Banga Bhumi,” it added.

On the demand of Gorkhaland, the ULBA further asserted, “Notwithstanding the demand of Gorkhaland by the Chief Minister, to recall his Excellency, there is no Gorkhaland in Bangal but in Nepal. If provoked, in any minute he will be in the list.”

“We will not become a mere spectator to all of this injustice towards our People, We will continue to rise and fight for our people and for the ultimate goal of Banga Bhumi like our forefathers, Subhash Chandra Bose and Mukti Bahini has enlightened us the path. WE have fought for BANGAL from East Pakistan. We will imprint and mould young bloods the spirit of BAHINI to unite and fight for another united Banga Bhumi of the East and West from Bharat,” the statement read.