NLFT-NB peace accord implemented in Tripura

Agartala: All the conditions of the peace accord with the outlawed National Liberation Front of Tripura, Nayan Basi group (NLFT-NB) signed in 2004 have been fulfilled, official sources said on Monday.

"The status of the tri-partite accord signed by the state and central governments with the NLFT-NB was reviewed recently in a meeting which concluded that that it was fully implemented," DIG, Police Control, Nepal Das told reporters here.

The meeting was attended by Tribal Welfare Minister, Aghore Debbarma, DGP K Salim Ali and surrendered rebel leaders, he said.

Das said that the state government had recently provided additional facilities for the 153 surrendered NLFT (NB) militants who came over ground in December 2004.

The additional facilities include allotment of one hectare land to each surrendered cadres of the NLFT (NB).

All cases except crime against women committed by the surrendered NLFT (NB) militants were withdrawn as part of accord.

Altogether 96 cases against them were deleted from police records. Centre had released Rs 50 crore for executing various schemes aiming to uplift the socio-economic condition of the surrendered insurgents, he said.

Over 8,075 militants of various outfits surrendered to the Tripura Government from 1993, he said.