Meghalaya probes into nexus between militants and student's union

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Shillong, Nov 6 (UNI) The Meghalaya Government has initiated its investigation into the linkage between the banned Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council and Khasi Student's Union in the state, a senior police official said today.

The state police's initiative to probe the alleged nexus between the outlawed militant outfit and the influential tribal student's body assumed significance in the backdrop of last week's gun battle, wherein a former KSU activist Maycomemore Rynthathiang was killed in an encounter with three senior HNLC ultras.

" We are probing the linkages, and investigations are on to ascertain if there is any link between the HNLC and KSU, " state Director General of Police B K Dey Sawian told reporters here.

Mr Sawian said the state police possessed also enough evidences which had pointed to various linkages of the HNLC cadres with the KSU. " These connections will be brought to the notice of the state government and Centre and will be placed on record for future action, " Mr Sawian informed.

Yesterday, Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) Chief Executive Member H S Shylla accused the KSU and its political wing- Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement of maintaining links with the HNLC.

In this regard, Mr Shylla had asked the government to investigate the nexus between the proscribed militant outfit with KSU, KHNAM and Federation of Khasi Jaintia and Garo People.

Meanwhile, the Meghalaya police had appealed to different sections of the people to assist the state police in its task of combating militancy and terrorism.

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