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‘GNLA refused offer of five crore rupees’

 TURA: Militant groups do not always extort money, sometimes they even refuse offers of money in the interest of development in the interest of the people, it seems.

GNLA has recently refused the offer of Rs 5 crore from a road construction company so that development work in the area is not affected, claims political secretary of the outfit Bikdot Nikjang Marak.

Reacting to a recent allegation by ASAK commander-in-chief Reding T Sangma, accusing GNLA Commander-in-Chief, Sohan D Shira of extorting money amounting to crores from a road construction company, Marak said in a statement issued through the militant leader’s personal e-mail account that a road construction company and a weigh bridge had offered the sum of Rs 5 crore to the GNLA which he claimed was not accepted by the outfit in view of development works being carried out in the region.

“GNLA can never tolerate misappropriation and moral turpitude as it is clearly laid down in our Army Rules and GNLA’s penal code. If his allegations are true, why did he not raise the issue in the General Assembly session for discussion” he questioned Reding.

It was only after the differences among the leaders of the outfit over the offer for money that Reding floated the new outfit ASAK, he claimed. At that time Reding was holding the post of Public Grievance Secretary. The Political Secretary asserted that money was spent in the GNLA as per its financial rules and challenged Reding to give his statement in a court of law or a police station.

Meanwhile, Deputy Commander in Chief of the GNLA Toding Ch Marak has denied threatening a woman employee of Tura Municipal Board after a failed extortion bid.

He said that the GNLA was not involved in petty extortions, adding that the outfit was currently on the lookout for those engaged in extortions using the name of the outfit and punish them.

He warned anyone against misusing the name of the outfit.

GNLA denies threatening woman employee

The Deputy Commander in Chief of the GNLA, Toding Ch Marak has denied threatening a woman employee of Tura Municipal Board after a failed extortion bid.

He said that the GNLA was not involved in demanding small amount adding that the outfit was currently on the lookout for those engaged in extortion using their name to execute them.

The militant leader, who is in charge of looking after the whole of the western regions warned against anyone misusing the outfit’s name and has sent out an alert to people not to get themselves involved.

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