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Police fear violance before, during Assembly polls in 2018

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 Aug 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Tripura militancy

Agartala, Aug 27: The outlawed tiol Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) is planning to indulge in violence before and during the next assembly elections due in February next year, a police officer quoted four surrendered extremists as saying on August 27.

Four NLFT guerrillas who fled from their Bangladeshi hideout surrendered to the Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday. The BSF handed over them to the Raishabari police station in Tripura’s Dhalai district.

“The surrendered terrorists said they fled from their Bangladeshi camp last week. The NLFT leaders recently started recruiting new cadres to create violence before and during the next assembly elections. The four surrendered rebels are part of the newly recruited militants,” Sub-Divisiol Police Officer Jawahar Debbarma said.

The militants told the police interrogators that the NLFT leaders in Bangladesh, supposed to provide them arms training, assured them that they could surrender after the next assembly polls and they would get government jobs.

Meanwhile, Tripura Police are trying to get another arrested NLFT extremist, resh Chakma, 34, who was arrested at Badarpur railway junction in southern Assam by the Government Railway Police (GRP). He is now in the custody of Assam police.

“resh also told Assam Police and GRP personnel that the NLFT has planned to incite violence in Tripura,” another police official said on the condition of anonymity. (IANS)

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