Five active members of the National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) - Bishwamohan (BM) faction surrendered themselves before Sub-Divisional Police Officer (Law & Order) in Chawmanu Police Station. The surrender took place on August 18 evening at around 8:00 PM.
The surrendered extremists have been identified as follows:
Kantamohan Tripura (45), resident of Wakhiram Roaja Para, PS- Manikpur
Gertajoy Tripura (23), resident of Wakhiram Roaja Para, PS- Manikpur
Mansubar Tripura (25), resident of Wakhiram Roaja Para
Nakshatra Debbarma (38), resident of Jogaidhar, PS- Bishramganj
Imang Debbarma (20), resident of Jogakobra Para, PS- Champahour
The surrender marks another blow to the NLFT, a banned insurgent outfit that has operated in Tripura for decades. These surrenders come on the heels of similar actions in the region.
Earlier this year, on June 4, six cadres of the NLFT surrendered before the Border Security Force (BSF), a statement from the BSF confirmed. The surrendered cadres, identified as Ramanjoy Tripura, Khorsamohan Tripura, Madan Mohan Tripura, Alajoy Tripura, Meturam Tripura, and Barmita Tripura, hailed from Manikpur in the Dhalai District of Tripura.
The BSF statement highlighted that the recent surge in surrenders is indicative of a growing trend of extremists leaving behind the path of violence. These cadres, who were initially enticed by the NLFT (BM) faction's promises, sympathizers, and the recently joined National Liberation Front of Tripura (Bishwamohan) outfit, have chosen to renounce violence and surrender to the authorities.
The NLFT was established in 1989 with the primary objective of achieving a sovereign Tripura. In 1997, the organization was banned under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA).
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