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Four top leaders of the banned National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) on December 24 surrendered with arms at the police headquarters here after facing acute food and financial crises in camps in Bangladesh, a senior police officer said.
Director General of Police V S Yadav said, four out of top ten NLFT commanders have laid down arms as the outfit is facing a dearth of cadres, food and financial resources.
Those who surrendered were identified as NLFT’s self- styled ‘’deputy chief of army staff’’ Kukila Tripura alias Yarung, ‘’assistant foreign secretary’’ Rathan Kalai alias Reuben, ‘’assistant organising secretary’’ Joy Sadhan Jamatia alias Jara and ‘’Information secretary’’ Madhu Ranjan Noatia alias Yafung, the DGP said.
The ultras deposited two AK-56 rifles, one bayonet, four magazines, 119 live cartridges, one wireless handset and 1.5 lakh Kyat (currency of Myanmar), equivalent to ₹ 8,168.53.
The main headquarters of the outfit is in Bangladesh, Yadav said.
Yadav appealed to tribal youths to abstain from joining insurgent outfits and instead choose government jobs or become entrepreneurs.
During interrogation, the surrendered NLFT ultras said, 17 cadres of the outfit had undergone special training at a camp of a Manipur-based insurgent outfit, Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL), at Tagga in Myanmar along with other insurgents of the northeast region. (PTI)
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)