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ATTF chief Ranjit Debbarma held on sedition charges

Press Trust of India  |  Agartala 

Insurgent group All Tiger Force chief Ranjit Debbarma was arrested from West district on charges of sedition, police today said.

He was arrested from his ancestral house at Sidhai late last night, West district Superintendent of Police Abhijit Saptarshi told reporters.

Debbarma, who was pushed back from four years ago, allegedly delivered a seditious statement at a public meeting last week at Teliamura in Khowai district, SP Krishnendu Chakraborty said.

He also attempted to form a new insurgent outfit with surrendered insurgents of ATTF and National Liberation Front of (NLFT), Chakraborty alleged.

A Khowai remanded Debbarma to police custody for four days.

After he was pushed back by authorities in 2012 at Dawki border in Meghalaya, the ATTF chief was arrested and brought to Tripura. He was granted bail by a here in 2015.

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First Published: Sun, November 12 2017. 22:28 IST