Agartala: As many as 88 militants, belonging to banned outfit NLFT (Sabir Deb barma faction), have surrendered at Ambassa in Dhakai district in Tripura.
The militants surrendered in the presence of Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb and his deputy Jishnu Debbarma.
I welcome the surrendered members of NLFT who have chosen the path of obeying the constitution of India & abjuring the path of violence for a peaceful living.
Gov’t will extend all help to them according to rehabilitation policies for a smoothly living in the mainstream. pic.twitter.com/ETYtnR0mbE
— Biplab Kumar Deb (@BjpBiplab) August 13, 2019
Earlier, on Sunday, a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed among the NLFT (SD), Tripura Government and the Central Government. As per the memorandum, NLFT (SD) has agreed to abjure the path of violence, join the mainstream and abide by the Constitution of India.
Welcoming them, the Chief Minister assured that all the commitment given to them will be fulfilled. He also said that Tripura government is trying their best for the welfare of tribal people of the state.
The surrendered cadres will be given surrender benefits as per the Surrender-cum-Rehabilitation Scheme, 2018 of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
The State Government of Tripura will help the surrendered cadres in housing, recruitment, education etc. Government of India will consider the proposals of Tripura State Government regarding the economic development of tribal areas of Tripura.