Two HNLC members arrested for unfurling flag in 2019

Two HNLC members arrested for unfurling flag in 2019

Shillong, Jul 20: In a major breakthrough the state police managed to arrest two members of the proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC).

According to spokesperson of Meghalaya police, G. K. Iangrai, the two activists of HNLC were involved in the unfurling of its flag in the year 2019 and in attempting to cause an IED explosion at a Coke factory in Khliehriat, East Jaintia Hills district.

“The investigation of the case is still in progress and the investigation team is on the lookout for other activists of the proscribed organisation who are involved in the case,” Iangrai said.

Meanwhile, Iangrai informed that the four overground workers of the HNLC who were involved in the IED explosion at Police Reserve in East Jaintia Hills District led the police to the duo.

“The accused persons all of them boarded a vehicle and thereafter, went to Police Reserve to place the IED on the intervening night of July 13 and 14. They then triggered the explosion which resulted in minor damage to a police building and injuring one police personnel,” the police spokesperson said.

An IED had exploded at the Khliehriat police reserve in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district in the wee hours on July 14, injuring a Havildar and partly damaging a portion of a building.