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Agartala, Aug 5: Four top extremists of National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT-Biswa Mohan faction) on Friday surrendered to the Tripura police and deposited arms and ammunition, after fled from their camp in Bangladesh.

Police officials said that the NLFT (BM)’s four top cadres – self-styled colonel Umesh Koloi (42), self-styled warrant officer Fanijoy Reang (39), self-styled Lt. Colonel Victor Jamatia (47) and Uttam Kishore Jamatia (42) entered into Tripura from Bangladesh through Ganganagar border of Dhalai district on July 21, 2022, with the aim of kidnapping people and forcefully collect money from the villagers.

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According to the officials, they moved in the forested areas of southern Tripura and sensing their movement, intelligence based special operations were launched by the Tripura State Rifles and District Police, forcing them to surrender to the police on Friday.

Two collaborators of the NLFT (BM) — Surjya Kishore Jamatia (60) and Brajendra Reang (60) — also surrendered to the police.

Officials said that according to the preliminary interrogation, it is revealed that NLFT (BM) group is facing financial and other hardships and their survival has become difficult due to continuous pressure of security forces in their hideouts inside Tripura.

The militants deposited one AK-56 Rifle with two magazines and 60 bullets, one M-20 pistol with one magazine and five bullets, one .38 pistol with one magazine and 15 rounds of bullets and extortion notice book.

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