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Meghalaya Timeline - 2018

Date Incident
January 3

One abductor who was involved in the December 31st abduction of a trader from Krishnai town in Assam was arrested from Resubelpara in North Garo Hills District. The arrestee stated that seven- member gang including two former GNLA militants, identified as Sengsan Momin alias Asong and Kalu were part of the abduction gang.

January 5

A civilian identified as Sukur Ali, who was abducted on January 2 from Assam was rescued from Bajengdoba in North Garo Hills District. The Police also arrested four abductors identified as Jandal Ch Sangma, Julius Ch Sangma, Brendil R Marak and Sangna A Sangma. The abductors had demanded INR 12.5 million as ransom.

January 7

The KSU has warned the Northeast Frontier Railwayagainst continuing the Tetelia-Byrnihat railway project work before the State comes up with measures to tackle influx of illegal immigrants. General Secretary of KSU said the state government should take action against NFR if it resumes work. KSU and other pressure groups are demanding comprehensive mechanisms to check immigration. The work on the Tetelia-Byrnihat railway project in Ri Bhoi resumed recently months after it was stalled due to stiff opposition by pressure groups.





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