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Meghalaya militant outfit chairman arrested in Assam

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Shillong, June 14 :

Chairman of Meghalaya-based militant outfit UALA, Novembirth Ch Marak, was arrested Saturday from a hospital in Assam, a police official said.

“Novembirth alias Chiindik Marak is a prize catch for us in our operation against the UALA (United A’chik Liberation Army) which has been creating reign of terror in Garo Hills,” Meghalaya police chief Peter Hanaman told IANS.

“A police team from Meghalaya is on its way to Assam to seek his transit remand,” he said.

UALA is a splinter group of the breakaway faction of the Achik National Volunteers Council and is fighting for a separate Garoland.

(IANS)