Agartala: Tripura police arrested three members of the banned outfit National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) from Takarjala on Sunday when they were trying to leave the area, police said.
“Based on our intelligence report, a search operation was launched and three persons travelling in a four-wheeler were arrested,” the police said.
The arrested were identified as Ramu Debbarma, Prasenjit Debbarma and Rathindra Debbarma.
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“We had specific information that three cadres were camping in Takarjala, based on which we launched an operation to arrested them. We have forwarded them to Bishalgrah police station. They will be produced in the Court on Monday,” the police official added.
Earlier on January 12, the Tripura police arrested four members of the banned outfit NLFT with weapons, subscription receipts from Arjunthakur Para under the same Takarjala police station in Sepahijala district.
Police identified them as Lal Thanga Reang (28), resident of Bhandarima under Anandabazar police station, Jiban Reang (38), resident of Duiganga under Khedachhara police station, Gangaram Reang, resident of Fuldungshei and Singhamani Reang, resident of Hailakandi under Kathichhara police station.
On December 24, four top commanders of the banned outfit had surrendered before the police chief with weapons at the police headquarters.
Earlier, Yadav said various extremist groups in the Northeast were coming together. He also said the youths are being lured to banned outfits to get financial assistance and due to unemployment in the hills.
A team of ‘Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal’ of the Home Ministry had visited Tripura in February this year to record evidence against two outlawed insurgent outfits. The Home Ministry had imposed a fresh ban of five years on the NLFT and ATTF on October 3, 2018, for their violent and subversive activities.