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13 militants surrender to BSF in Tripura

Militants told the BSF they were frustrated with life on the run and wanted to return to the mainstream.

india Updated: Sep 22, 2006 23:24 IST

Thirteen people including members of the outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council, a Meghalaya-based insurgent group, surrendered to the BSF in Tripura on Friday.

BSF Inspector General SK Dutta said the 13 included four women and two children. They gave themselves up at Hiracherra in North Tripura district.

They crossed the Indo-Bangladesh border after leaving their camps at Panaipunji in Bangladesh's Moulavaibazar district and surrendered to the officer-in-charge of Hiracherra border outpost, Dutta said.

He said themilitants told the BSF that they were frustrated with life on the run and wanted to return to the mainstream.

First Published: Sep 22, 2006 23:24 IST