Police foil blast attempts by HNLC sleeper cell in Ri Bhoi & Shillong; four held

Shillong, Mar 12: Police have foiled the attempt of HNLC sleeper cell to detonate IEDs in Ri Bhoi and Shillong.

The packed explosives

A statement issued on Tuesday by Ri Bhoi SP Jagpal Singh Dhanoa said that a joint operation of police forces of  East Khasi Hills and Ri-Bhoi was able to foil the bid of proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) to explode another IED.


The SP said that the blast in Shillong on Saturday night was carried out by the HNLC operatives.

He said on March 11, around 6 pm, one vehicle (ML- 12-3243 -Bolero Pick-Up) driven by Damanbha Ripnar (in picture) was detained at Umsning-Mawhati Road. On the voluntary leading of the accused one IED was recovered from the vehicle by Bomb Detection & Disposal Squad from Shillong after observing all the safety protocols.

Till filing of the police report, one active sleeper cell of HNLC consisting of 4 accused persons has been busted thereby foiling their attempt to explode more IEDs in Shillong and Nongpoh town, he said.

“It is to be mentioned that this sleeper cell was taking directions from Bangladesh based proscribed HNLC fugitives”, the SP said.

Details of accused arrested from Ri Bhoi 

1.Damanbha Ripnar alias Shall Lapang

2. Robinis Ripnar

3.  Jill Tariang

4. Shining Nongrum

Details of Seizure 

1.15 Gelatin Sticks, 167 splinters (shrapnel inside the IED), 1 safety fuse wire, 3 numbers of non electric detonators

2. Vehicle B/R No. ML-12-3243 (Bolero Pick-Up)

3. Mobile Phones – 5

In this regard, a criminal case was filed vide Nongpoh PS case No. 25(3)2024 U/s 120 B/121 A IPC R/w section 10/13/18 UA(P) Act and 5/6 Explosive Substance Act.

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