According to police, top NLFT Jamatiya sneaked into the Indian territory from Bangladesh through the Malda border in West Bengal four days back. "Before surrendering, he arrived at his residence at Teliamura in western Tripura by train without any arms and ammunition on Friday afternoon," a police official told reporters.

Jamatiya was carrying an award of Rs 1 lakh over his head. He along with some of his relatives entered into the office of Sub-divisional Police Officer (SDPO) of Teliamura in Khowai district at about 10 pm on Friday and surrendered before him. He is being interrogated by top police officials of the district.
Jamatiya had also surrendered earlier in 1993, but later fled to Bangladesh and formed a faction of NLFT by recruiting tribal youths from Tripura. However, he was arrested by Bangladesh police and put behind bars.
The police said that from preliminary interrogation it was known that he entered into India from Bangladesh through Malda border in West Bengal on Monday and reached Teliamura by train on Friday. He went to his house at Trishabari in the subdivision and later surrendered before the SDPO of Teliamura.
He was visibly sick and frustrated, the police said adding that it was unclear how he escaped from Bangladeshi jail and could enter India.

Tripura shares an 856-km border with Bangladesh, some of it unfenced and running through dense forests, making it porous and vulnerable.


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