AIZAWL: A team of Assam Rifles and Mizoram Police arrested a suspected member of the Tripura-based National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) in Aizawl on Wednesday, Assam Rifles said in a statement.

The Assam Rifles said that acting on specific input, a search was conducted in a house in the Vaivakawn area in the western part of Aizawl.

During the operation, Jacob Hrangkhawl, the president of the NLFT (BM) faction was apprehended, the Assam Rifles said in a statement.

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The Assam Rifles further said that the team recovered three mobile phones and two diaries from the “militant leader”, it said.

The National Liberation Front of Tripura (abbreviated NLFT) is a Tripuri nationalist militant organisation based in Tripura, India. It has an estimated 550 to 850 members.

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The NLFT seeks to secede from India and establish an independent Tripuri state and is an active participant in the Insurgency in Northeast India.

The NLFT is currently designated as a terrorist organisation in India.

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