Agartala, August 13: In what comes as a massive victory for Tripura, the banned terror outfit National Liberation Front (NLFT -SD) surrendered before the state and the Central government on Tuesday. Liberating peace in the Northeast, the NLFT-SD on Saturday had signed a Memorandum of Settlement with the Tripura government and Union Home Ministry.
The banned insurgent group National Liberation Front (NLFT -SD) surrendered on Tuesday, in Tripura's Ambassa in the presence of State CM Biplab Kumar Deb. Reportedly around 88 cadres of the insurgent group along with their family have surrendered, as informed by NLFT's Information and Publicity Secretary Kajal Deb Barma.
Kajal Deb Barma stated that the reason for their surrender was due to PM Modi's call for peace in the region. Earlier on Saturday, the NLFT-SD signed a peace agreement with the Tripura government and the Union Home Ministry to return to the mainstream.
The NLFT(SD) was led by Sabir Kumar Deb Barma. The organisation has been under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act since 1997. As per the Press Information Bureau, the group has engaged in violence by operating from their camps across the international border. It was responsible for violent activities including 317 insurgency incidents owing to which 28 security forces and 62 civilians lost their lives between 2005-2015. Peace talks had been initiated in 2015 and there has been no violence by the outfit since 2016.