Eight insurgents of outlawed ATTF have surrendered to the BSF in Tripura, barely two days after five ultras gave themselves up to the security forces in separate places in the state.
Deputy Inspector General of BSF, AK Singh said the All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF) insurgents, hailing from different parts of the state, surrendered unconditionally and without arms at the sector headquarters at Teliamura, about 45 km from in Agartala, on Tuesday.
Investigations revealed the cadre, recruited between 1998 to 2007, were staying at Satchhari, stated to be the headquarters of ATTF in Sylhat district of neighbouring Bangladesh.
Frustrated with the jungle life, they had expressed anguish over the way the leaders of the outfit were leading a lavish life in different Bangladesh cities.
Earlier six insurgents including a woman cadre of ATTF and National Liberation Front of Tripura surrendered to the security forces in West and South Tripura districts.
While four ATTF militants, including a woman cadre, surrendered to BSF at Daighyabari under Sidhai police station in West Tripura district yesterday, a cadre of NLFT turned up before the Assam Rifles at Taidu in South Tripura district.