In a major development, the Commander-In-Chief of the proscribed Garo National Liberation Army(GNLA), Sohan D Shira have been killed in a fierce gun battle with the SWAT team of Meghalaya police in Dobu in East Garo Hills. The top militant leader was killed at 4 am today. Security forces were on the lookout for the dreaded militant leader since the killing of NCP candidate Jonathone N Sangma.
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It may be mentioned here that Sohan was the most wanted militant of the police. He has been instrumental in many killings across the Garo Hills besides kidnapping and extortions. The GNLA has been leasing a reign of terror in entire Garo Hills for over a decade.