- Debbarma also allegedly gave certain anti-national views in the meeting
- Debbarma was pushed back by Bangladesh security forces into India in 2012
Agartala: Tripura Force’s former chief Ranjit Debbarma has reached in the police custody, he was arrested from his house at Sidha on charges of sedition and in connection with some cases pending at Teliamura police station in Khowai district, Tripura on Saturday, sources said.
According to the reports, without permission of the requisite authorities held a public meeting at Teliamura and challenged erstwhile princely Tripura’s merger with the Indian Union on last week. He also allegedly gave certain anti-national views in the meeting.
Khowai’s Superintendent of Police Krishnendu Chakraborty said that the former terrorist leader would soon be produced before a local court. He got bail from a Tripura court in 2015 and recently formed Tripura United People’s Council comprising of surrendered militants of various former extremist outfits.
Earlier, Debbarma was pushed back by Bangladesh security forces into India in 2012 after an Interpol Red Corner Notice had been issued against him for being allegedly involved in a number of massacres and other crimes, reports added.
Ranjit Debbarma is the current chairman of the All Tripura Tiger Force. He is wanted by Interpol for criminal conspiracy and weapons trafficking. Upon the surrender of Mantu Koloi, second in command of one of the National Liberation Front of Tripura’s factions, he requested that Ranjit Debbarma engage in talks with the Government of India to resolve the crisis, but Debbarma vowed to fight on.