Meghalaya Police Foils Jail Break Bid By Militants

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Shillong: The Meghalaya Police have foiled a bid by militants to break out of the district jail on Friday, recovering ropes made out of bed sheets by inmates, officials said.

Acting on intelligence inputs that some inmates have plans to break out of the district jail, a surprise check was conducted by the Magistrate along with the police following which a 16 ft long rope was recovered from an undergrowth near the high security cell, East Khasi Hills district SP M Kharkrang said.

Militants belonging to the banned Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council and Garo National Liberation Army and ULFA had connived to break out of jail by making ropes out of bed sheets and blankets and these were seized, he said.

PTI

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