On behalf of the BSF Tripura Frontier, Nath appealed to the youth of the State to not get misguided by the false promises of the insurgent groups and not follow the path of violence and extreme hardships.
Agartala: Two cadres of the banned outfit, National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) surrendered before the Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday (January 1).
While speaking to the media, Inspector General (IG) Sushanta Kumar Nath said 31 NLFT cadres surrendered before BSF in the last four years.
He said that both the cadres- Khistish Debbarma and Swapan Debbarma joined the proscribed outfit in 2019 and 2020, respectively, and laid down arms before the BSF to return to mainstream life. Both were members of NLFT's Biswa Mohan (BM) faction.
"Two more active cadres of NLFT (BM) have chosen the right path and returned to mainstream life. One of them is an active old cadre, namely Khitish Debbarma alias Kwkhwi, a resident of the Khowai district. The other member is Swapan Debbarma, alias Bathar of the same district," he said.
Khitish Debbarma joined NLFT (BM) outfit in 2019 and underwent vigorous training in weapon handling and guerrilla tactics. Swapan Debbarm, known by his codename Bathar reportedly joined the NLFT (BM) in the Year 2020 and continued as its active member, said Nath.
"In recent years, large numbers of NLFT (BM) cadres have surrendered before BSF and other security forces, which indicates their eagerness to renounce the path of violence. It is pertinent to mention here that, to date, a total of 31 Insurgents of NLFT, including Khitish and Swapan, have surrendered before BSF Tripura. Apart from that, between the time frame of 2017 to 2020, 23 cadres laid down arms, and six insurgents surrendered in 2021," he added.
On behalf of the BSF Tripura Frontier, Nath appealed to the youth of the State to not get misguided by the false promises of the insurgent groups and not follow the path of violence and extreme hardships. "Further, BSF appeals to all the Cadres of NLFT to renounce violence and return to the mainstream to lead a happy and peaceful family life. Besides its persistence efforts on the Anti-Insurgency front, BSF has also been carrying out our other mandates, including defending Indo-Bangladesh International Border and checking border crimes like smuggling, illegal infiltrations etc.," a BSF press statement added.