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No new terror outfit formed in Meghalaya: Conrad on arrest of NLCN members

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Shillong, Aug 17: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Thursday clarified that no new terrorist outfit has been formed in the State. Instead, the 11 individuals arrested have self-proclaimed themselves as members of the National Liberation Council of Nongkyndong (NLCN).

“There is no new outfit; they are merely self-proclaimed members. We have gathered sufficient intelligence, and appropriate action has already been taken. All individuals involved have been apprehended,” CM Sangma said on the sidelines of an event on Thursday.

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The Chief Minister emphasized that the situation is under control, and the government remains on high alert.

“We are closely monitoring the situation, and it remains well under control. However, we cannot take things for granted. Our guard will not be lowered in any way,” the CM added.

Furthermore, he affirmed that necessary measures will be taken to prevent the escalation of such situations.

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It’s worth noting that the Meghalaya police successfully busted a newly formed militant outfit in the Khasi-Jaintia region on Wednesday. As per reports, the new outfit has been identified as the “National Liberation Council of Nongkyndong”. Reliable intelligence sources had alerted the Meghalaya Police about the emergence of this new militant group in the Eastern Range area, encompassing the Khasi and Jaintia regions.

The group’s alleged objective is to challenge the established government and engage in unlawful activities, including procuring weapons, extortion, recruiting armed members, providing training, establishing armed camps, and plotting terrorist acts.

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