Seven militants of the Manipur-based outlawed outfit People’s United Liberation Front-Azad (PULF-Azad), including its army chief and his wife, have been arrested, police said in Agartala on Sunday.
Police arrested them yesterday after they were found moving suspiciously at Nagerjala bus stand and were later produced before a local court where they have been remanded to two days of jail custody.
Four sim-less mobile handsets and Rs 50,000 in cash were recovered from their possession, police said.
The armed force chief Abdur Rahaman and his wife Shamima are also among the arrested. Other member were identified as Mohammed Jamir, Mohammad Nazir Ahmad, Abdul Kashim, and Firoz Khan.
During interrogation, the militants admitted that they had gone to Bangladesh in March this year and crossed over to Tripura to enter into Manipur.
A special interrogation team from Manipur will arrive in Agartala on Monday.