Agartala, July 4 (IANS) Three militants of a banned separatist outfit have surrendered to the Indian security forces in Tripura after a crackdown on their training camp in Bangladesh, police said here Wednesday.
The three top leaders of the National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) – Kashirai Reang, Debadanta Reang and Brikhu Reang – surrendered to the para-military Assam Rifles at Khedachara in northern part of the state late Tuesday.
The guerrillas surrendered an AK-56 rifle and some China-made arms and ammunition.
“The Bangladesh security forces flushed out the insurgents from their camps in Chittagong Hill tracks of that country. They crossed over to Tripura before surrendering,” a police official said.
So far, around 85 militants of the banned NLFT and All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF) have surrendered with arms this year.
Demanding a sovereign status for Tripura, the ATTF and NLFT have set up their bases in Bangladesh and are supported by other separatist outfits in the northeast.
The Daily News Post India (tdnpost)