Shillong, May 7: Meghalaya police will seek help from Bangladesh to track the militants who had allegedly sent “threatening” text messages to some Garo hills legislators last week.
Official sources today said suo moto cases had been lodged after a few Congress legislators from Garo hills verbally complained of receiving threatening text messages on their cellphones, allegedly from cadres of the Garo National Liberation Army, a nascent militant outfit.
The legislators alleged that the text messages were sent from Bangladeshi numbers.
“We have registered suo moto cases as the legislators themselves have not been able to file complaints, being in New Delhi,” a source said, adding that the cases had been registered in all the three districts of Garo hills.
The source said the cases had been forwarded to the CID and the special branch. “As the case has international repercussions, the police will have to take up the issue with Dhaka to track the culprits.”
D. K. Rajbongshi, officer-in-charge of Tura police station, had filed a complaint on May 2, stating that Saleng A. Sangma, the Dalamgiri MLA and parliamentary secretary in the MUA government, received an anonymous call from a Bangladeshi number on April 28.
On May 5, he again lodged a complaint that Sayeedullah Nongrum, the Rajabala Congress MLA, had received an anonymous call from a cellphone with a Bangladeshi number on April 28.
“The caller threatened Nongrum with dire consequences purportedly for not supporting a chief minister belonging to the Garo community,” Rajbongshi said.