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26 BNF militants surrender in Tripura

Twenty-six members of Bru National Front led by its President Tuicharai Reang surrendered before the sub-divisional police officer.
PTI | By Press Trust of India, Agartala
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2004 12:57 PM IST

Twenty-six members of Bru National Front (BNF) led by its President Tuicharai Reang surrendered before the sub-divisional police officer of Kanchanpur in North Tripura district yesterday, police said today.

They surrendered unconditionally and deposited one grenade and one wireless set, police said adding the ultras were sheltered in the Naisingpar refugee camp in the district.

Police said more than 32,000 Reang refugees from neighbouring Mizoram are sheltered in six camps in Kanchanpur including the Naisingpara camp.

Reangs began coming to Kanchanpur from Mizoram in 1997 following ethnic clashes with the Mizos there.

Police said the BNF members were conducting belligerent activities in the border between Tripura and Mizoram and were demanding a regional council for the Reangs in Mizoram.

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