Militants kidnap three Tripura villagers

Three tribal villagers have been kidnapped by members of banned National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) from Desharaipara in Dhalai district, police said Thursday.

Last Updated: Sep 16, 2010, 15:02 PM IST

Agartala: Three tribal villagers have been
kidnapped by members of banned National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) from Desharaipara in Dhalai district, police
said Thursday.

A group of NLFT ultras raided the remote hamlet near the
Indo-Bangla border on Tuesday and kidnapped the villagers at
gunpoint, a police report said.

The kidnapped persons have been identified as Pramode
Bikash Tripura (45), Jagat Tripura (31) and Kanti Tripura
(30).

The Indo-Bangla border has been put on alert so that
kidnappers could not sneak into Bangladesh soil, police said.
Senior police officers, including Dhalai Superintendent of
Police, visited the spot.
On August 2, two persons were kidnapped from Ratiabari in
Chawmanu police station while five more villagers were
abducted from Boalkhali village in Gandacherra police station
on August 29. Both the villages are in Dhalai district.
The abducted persons have still not been rescued.

PTI