AGARTALA: Four Bangladesh-trained Tripura militants surrendered to the security forces in the State on Thursday after they fled from their camps across the border on January 31, police said.
A senior police official said that the four National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) extremists -- Sethi Debbarma (20), Rajib Debbarma (18), Bisharam Reang Lalong (21) and Zawmina Reang (27) -- fled from their camps at Bagaichari under Rangamati district of southeast Bangladesh. Senior police officials are now interrogating the four militants, who hail from three Tripura districts.
An official statement from the police headquarters said that during preliminary interrogation, it has been revealed that the tribal guerillas have joined the outlawed ourfit NLFT in 2018 and 2019 and then trained in Bangladesh Camp.
''The extremists told the police officials that they realised that their so called fight for independence of Tripura is totally a farce attempt and has no future prospect towards overall development of tribal people of the state. Presently, the NLFT outfit has been facing serious financial and organisational crisis. They also got fedup with the group due to "jhum" cultivation (shifting farming) and other hard fatigue duties at the behest of their leaders who are enjoining luxurious lifestyles,'' said the statement.
''Feelings frustrated with the present predicament of NLFT outfit and continuous pressures and motivation of Tripura Police, they joined the mainstream of the society,'' the statement said quoting the surrendered extremists. (IANS)
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