NLFT-abducted tribal duo released in Tripura
Almost a fortnight after abduction, National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) militants released two tribals last night at an area under Raishyabari police station near Indo-Bangladesh border on the eastern part of the state.
According a report, three persons, identified as Kerendra Tripura (15), Chitta Ranjan Tripura (16) and Subha Kanta Tripura (48), were kidnapped by a group of NLFT extremists from Purbasingh Para and Desh Rai Para in backward Gandacherra sub-division on November 20.
However, Kerendra Tripura was released by the rebels on that day while Chitta and Subha Kanta returned to their villages yesterday evening.
Soon after their arrival, police detained the duo for interrogation.
On the other hand, police had recovered one country-made gun besides 50 gram gun powder from a jungle at Tulamura at Southern border of Tripura, police said, adding one Nagendra Tripura (33) under remote Mungiakami had surrendered before paramilitary forces without arms yesterday.
Meanwhile, police beefed up security across Tripura and the BSF also strengthened security cover at Indo-Bangla border areas in the state to keep a check on arms smuggling.
The BSF, which guards the Bangladesh border, had been put on high alert.
According to reports, months before the Assembly polls, attempts of arms smuggling are likely to go up in the state.
It is reported that a group of city-based arms smugglers, who were detained by police earlier, was entrusted with the task of smuggling these consignments into the state through goods, fish and stone chips carriers.