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A criminal case has been registered against a lesser-known militant group, the United Bangal Liberation Army (UBLA), over a criminal conspiracy against the people of Meghalaya and criminal intimidation against chief minister Conrad Sangma.

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Meghalaya Police spokesperson Gabriel Iangrai informed that a criminal case under relevant provisions of law has been registered at the Cyber Crime Police Station in Shillong and the investigation is on.

“A criminal case under relevant provisions of law has been registered against United Bangal Liberation Army for criminal conspiracy, for the threat to wage conflict against the local populace of Meghalaya and for the criminal intimidation against the chief minister of Meghalaya,” Iangrai said.

Appealing to all the concerned citizens to refrain from inciting a breach of communal peace and harmony, the state police warned: “If any person is found to be contravening the statutory provisions of law, stringent action will be taken against them.”

In a letter issued in the names of Bikram De, commander-in-chief and Chandra J, secretary-general of UBLA, which went viral on social media, warned pressure groups in the Northeast and the Indian government against any infringement to implement the Assam Accord and the National Register Citizens (NRC) in Assam and against NSCN-IM and Nagaland their own flag and freedom.

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UBLA claimed that the outfit “stands upright for the people of Bangal and for Banga Bhumi have been observing quite a number of atrocities against the Bangali people in Meghaloi by the Khasi Students Union Organization since 1979 (sic).”

“This is not a negotiation or a dialogue letter but an ultimatum to any who dares to touch the sentiments of the Bangali people, they are going to face dire consequences in the near future,” the letter read.

“Our Banga Senas are ready to plot for an unimaginable situation in Meghaloi towards you and your supporters. We will ensure that the 1.4 million Khasia people will be sent back to their place of origin in Cambodia in a flash and without forgetting that Meghaloi and the rest of Northeast India is part and parcel of Banga Bhumi (sic),” it added.

On the demand of Gorkhaland, the ULBA further asserted: “Notwithstanding the demand of Gorkhaland by the chief minister, to recall his excellency, there is no Gorkhaland in Bangal but in Nepal. If provoked, in any minute he will be in the list (sic).”

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