IED bomb at NPP’s office; HNLC claims responsibility

The banned Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) also asked party workers to immediately resign from the NPP within a month’s time.


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The banned Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) has claimed responsibility for planting an improvised explosive device (IED) at the ruling National People’s Party (NPP)’s office at Lachumiere on Monday afternoon.  

The outfit alleged that the recent death of its former general secretary Cherishterfield Thangkhiew was a complete “political conspiracy” by some ministers.  

It also asked party workers to immediately resign from the NPP within a month’s time.

In a statement issued soon after the recovery of the IED, HNLC general secretary cum publicity secretary Sainkupar Nongtraw said, “This is for the information of the general public, media, police department and the Government of Meghalaya that the HNLC claims responsibility for planted IED at Lachumier NPP's office without executing it.”

The HNLC also warned party workers of NPP and demanded  their immediate resignation from the party and should refrain from joining the party within a month while adding “failing to do so, the council will take strong measures against the higher-up's office bearers of the NPP in Khasi as well as in Jaintia Hills. 

Those who go against this warning will need not ask any questions or seek any answers from the HNLC, it added.

First Published:Oct. 4, 2021, 11:18 p.m.

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