Movement of suspected National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) militants have been reported from Gandacherra subdivision located under Dhalai district of Tripura.
Some ten to twelve members of the outlawed outfit had been spotted with sophisticated arms roaming at Nakkacherra Mukh area near Dumbur lake, which is a potential tourist destination of the state.
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The sudden return of the militants has triggered tension in the area, specifically among the fishermen community. Some reports have also suggested that some fishermen were looted. Earlier, not less than 35 fishermen had been abducted by militants for extortion from MR Das para, a nearby locality.
Since then, there was longstanding demand of setting up a TSR camp there but no attempts had been made yet. The locals believe that a TSR camp could have solved the issue. However, police officer in-charge Kishore Uchai said that they have received no information regarding that.
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It is to be mentioned here that the militants had already boycotted the Republic Day observation. The present self styled chief H Uastwng Borok had also joined the fold of five other militant organizations of North East to boycott Republic Day celebrations.
Sources said, most of the NLFT cadres had been neutralized or laid down arms. “There may be a small fraction of the militants group active along the Chittagong Hills tracts” said the source.
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