Prime insurgent chief arrested in Mizoram

Jacob Harangkhal was arrested from a home in Vaivakawan space of ​​Aizawl. (consultant picture)

A prime chief of the outlawed group Nationwide Liberation Entrance of Tripura (NLFT) was arrested on Wednesday from the Mizoram capital, the Assam Rifles mentioned in an announcement.

Appearing on a tip-off, a joint crew of Assam Rifles and Mizoram Police searched a home in Vaivakan space of ​​Aizawl and arrested Jacob Harangkhal, the self-proclaimed chairman of the NLFT (BM) faction.

A protection spokesman mentioned two cellular units, some incriminating paperwork and diaries have been recovered from the 55-year-old insurgent chief, who’s a resident of Teliyamura in western Tripura.

“Appearing on a tip-off, the NLFT chief was arrested after a joint operation by the Assam Rifles personnel and Mizoram Police,” the spokesperson mentioned.

A police officer in Agartala mentioned {that a} crew of Tripura Police would quickly go to Aizawl (Mizoram) and convey Harangkhal to the state, following which authorized motion can be initiated in opposition to the insurgent chief.

NLFT was shaped in 1989 beneath the management of Bivamohan Debbarma. The rebel group established its camps in numerous components of Bangladesh and Myanmar earlier than being banned by the Union Residence Ministry in 1991.

In the previous few years, numerous NLFT activists and leaders surrendered with their weapons earlier than the authorities.

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