Guwahati: Increasing ties between the rigid line faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and Garo National Liberation Army have become matter of severe concern for the Government of Meghalaya as well as for the security agencies.
But, in recent times, the Meghalaya Government has underway taking steps for strengthening its own police force to deal with revolution.
The sources said that members of the hard line faction of the ULFA have been granting assist to the GNLA for its own benefits. Senior member of the ULFA, Drishti Rajkhowa is now believed to be in the hideouts of the GNLA in the jungles of Garo Hills.
The GNLA has been mostly targeting the coal traders to enhance its own coffer, but the group has also been trying to extract money from other traders and even Government officials. The group has also been resorting to kidnappings and only last month a block development officer was kidnapped.
In the meantime, the Director General of Police, Meghalaya, N Ramachandran said that steps have been taken to reinforce the police force and an all out operation has been launched against the members of the GNLA.
The DGP said that Meghalaya CM himself took eager interest on reinforcement the police force and about 500 new posts have been created.
He said that one of the main problems faced by the police was that the distance between the police stations is too much and the government has sanctioned creation of 12 new police stations and outposts. The commandos of the Meghalaya police have also been doing a good job, he added.