Guwahati News Desk: Four Bangladesh-trained National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) militants surrendered on Thursday to the security forces in Tripura, police said.
A senior police official said that the NLFT extremists were identified as Sethi Debbarma (20), Rajib Debbarma (18), Bisharam Reang Lalong (21) and Zawmina Reang (27); they fled on January 31 from their camps at Bagaichari under Rangamati district of southeast Bangladesh.
Senior police officials are now interrogating the four militants hailing from three Tripura districts.
A statement issued during the interrogation said, “The extremists told the police officials that they realised that their so-called fight for the independence of Tripura is totally a farce attempt and has no future prospect towards the overall development of tribal people of the state. Presently, the NLFT outfit has been facing a serious financial and organisational crisis. They also got fed up 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.”
“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 added.