Tripura farmers released by banned outfitMay 30th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 30 (IANS) A crackdown by Bangladesh security forces has forced a separatist outfit to release three farmers kidnapped 23 days ago from Tripura and taken across the border, police said here Wednesday.
“Militant of the outlawed National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) have released the three tribal farmers Tuesday night at Bhagirath Para along the India-Bangladesh border in northern Tripura. The farmers reached a nearby camp of Tripura State Rifles,” a police spokesman told reporters.
Four tribal farmers were kidnapped by heavily-armed militants of the banned NLFT May 7 while they were working in their field at Gandachara, around 185 km from here. One of the farmers had escaped the day he was kidnapped.
The militants had taken the hostages to Bangladesh through the unfenced border.
Following a request by the Tripura Police, the Border Security Force (BSF) had asked their counterparts in Bangladesh to rescue the captives.
The NLFT and the All Tripura Tiger Force, both banned by India, have set up their bases in Bangladesh. They have been demanding secession of Tripura from India.
Tripura shares around 850 km of the border with Bangladesh.
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- Tripura guerrillas abduct eight villagers - Jul 20, 2011
- Militant killed in Tripura - Jul 22, 2012
- Two BSF troopers killed by terrorists in Tripura - Aug 06, 2010
- Abducted Tripura tribals taken to Bangladesh - Dec 10, 2010
- Official killed in militant ambush in Tripura - Jan 31, 2011
- Militants abduct 11 labourers in Tripura - Dec 08, 2010
- Three militants arrested in Tripura - Jun 18, 2012
- Militants kidnap four workers in Tripura - Nov 27, 2010
- Bangladeshi, trooper caught in Tripura handed back - Jul 06, 2012
- Tribal militants abduct six people in Tripura - Jul 01, 2011
- Militants kidnap three CPI-M activists in Tripura - Sep 16, 2010
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