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8,000 Tripura insurgents have surrendered in last 17 years

Nearly 8,000 insurgents, including those of the outlawed National Liberation Front of Tripura and All Tripura Tiger Force, have surrendered.



Agartala: Nearly 8,000 insurgents,
including those of the outlawed National Liberation Front of
Tripura and All Tripura Tiger Force, have surrendered to the
authorities in the last 17 years, Tripura Chief Minister Manik
Sarkar has said.

Since May, 1993 till date 7,992 insurgents belonging to
various organisations, have surrendered, the chief minister
told the state Assembly yesterday.

Sarkar, who is also the Home Minister, said in 2009-10
alone 225 insurgents had bid farewell to arms while 24
insurgency-related incidents took place during the period.

He said the number of insurgency-related incidents in
2007 was 113 which came down to 80 in 2008. Last year it was
only 24.

PTI

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