Agartala (Tripura), Jan 02 : Nearly two weeks after Tripura Lok Sabha MP Rebati Mohan Tripura received a threat letter for voting in favour of the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), Tripura Police on Wednesday arrested three militants belonging to the National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT).
Earlier,the NLFT self-styled secretary general D Uomthai had issued a notice threatening the MP of dire consequences and social boycott.
Those arrested were identified as Fanijoy Tripura of Manikpur village in Dhalai district, Samprai Debbarma of Mandwi village of West Tripura and Kanti Marak of Khedacherra in North Tripura. Arms and ammunition were also seized from their possession in North Tripura district.
Based on the information provided by the two arrested militants, police raided Dharmanagar railway station and arrested another NLFT militant.
Police seized a 9 mm pistol, six live cartridges, many bank passbooks, SIM cards and several other documents including extortion notices, extortion rate charts, from their possession.
The NLFT was founded on March 12, 1989 with Dhananjoy Reang as its self-styled chairman.It was banned in 1997 under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and later under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA).
A large group of 88 NLFT militants had surrendered with arms before the state government in August last year.