Guwahati, October 15 : Meghalaya police arrested two persons for allegedly hiding claymore mines in several places in the East Garo Hills on Saturday. They were working for the banned outfit Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), according to security officials.

According to the reports, based on intelligence received, the East Garo Hills district police arrested the two men, identified as Jeparson N Marak and Silchon R Sangma for their alleged activities of supplying bombs to GNLA militants.

During the police interrogation, the two arrested men revealed that more claymore boxes were buried in the Achak Jankegre area. A police team was sent to investigate, and they recovered two claymore boxes from the area.

An East Garo Hills district police official said they learned that the arrested men are only two of the people in this area working for the outlaw group. The official said the local police launched an operation to locate and arrest the other collaborators.

Police registered a case at Williamnagar police station relating to this matter.

The official noted that the Garo National Liberation Army is active in Meghalaya’s Garo Hills and also in some parts of lower Assam.