The fugitive militant had contacted the BSF's Intelligence Cell Deputy Commandant D M Punethwa and desired to return to normal life.
The fugitive militant had contacted the BSF's Intelligence Cell Deputy Commandant D M Punethwa and desired to return to normal life.

NLFT militant who decamped from Bangladesh surrenders before BSF in Tripura

ANI | Updated: Mar 26, 2019 15:02 IST

Dhalai (Tripura) [India], Mar 23 (ANI): A listed militant of the National Liberation Force of Tripura (NLFT) (Biswa Mohan faction) decamped from Bangladesh and surrendered before the Border Security Force (BSF) at Ambassa in remote Dhalai district of Tripura on Saturday.
The militant has been identified as Sachindra Reang (47), a resident of North Tripura.
BSF in a statement said that it 'appreciated and welcomed' the returnee for denouncing violence and returning to normal life.
Reang claimed that he was operating from Segunbagan base camp of the NLFT in Chittagong Hill Tract (CHT) in Bangladesh and was the commander there.
He informed that life is very tough in the camps and a lot of suffering as the inmates don't even get any medicines when ill.
"According to the surrendered militant, the inmates are now engaged for slash and burn (jhum) cultivation there. No more arms and ammunition are provided to them (in fear that they may flee with them)," BSF said in its statement.
Reang added that he was waiting for a scope to flee and last night he managed to cross and come here from Segunbagan of Bangladesh.
The surrendered militant had joined the banned NLFT group more than two decades back.
"The fugitive militant had contacted the BSF's Intelligence Cell Deputy Commandant D M Punethwa and desired to return to normal life. Today he officially surrendered before DIG SHQ BFS Teliamura Baby Joseph and Suresh Chandra, Second-in-Command at 71 battalion headquarters in Ambassa," the statement said. (ANI)

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