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ANVC-B seeks early rehab

Shillong, Feb. 3: The breakaway faction of the A’chik National Volunteers’ Council (ANVC) has demanded early rehabilitation of its cadres who are currently scattered.

As a part of the ongoing tripartite peace settlement with the ANVC, the ANVC (B) has also submitted the list of its 151 cadres and an inventory of its arms and ammunition to Meghalaya police.

According to ANVC (B) publicity secretary Doang D. Shira, the list was submitted to Meghalaya additional director-general of police (special branch) sometime at the end of last month.

“The names of the cadres have been submitted to the government as agreed by the ANVC (B) leader in the last tripartite meeting held at Shillong,” Shira said.

He also said the outfit is awaiting the government’s decision for the relocation and rehabilitation of its cadres.

According to Shira, the government has given assurance to provide a liaison office and designated camps for the ANVC (B) cadres.

“We feel that the government must work out the formalities at the earliest to rehabilitate our cadres as they are scattered and displaced. Stranding them further will only frustrate them. We do not want anything to happen when everything is moving towards a settlement,” he said.