NLFT militants (File image)

Tripura police has said that they had no information relating to the alleged arrest of a top National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) leader in Bangladesh.

A section of media reported that NLFT vice-president Utpal Debbarma was arrested on Sunday in Chittagong in southeast Bangladesh.

The reports said Debbarma was picked up from his ‘hideout’ in Chittagong by the counter-terrorism unit of the Bangladesh police.

One report claimed he was taken to a ‘safe house’ where he was being interrogated.

A Tripura police officer on Monday said it had no credible information to confirm the arrest of Debbarma.

He, however, confirmed that the NLFT leader has been operating from his hideouts in the neighboring country.

Debbarma is one of few underground leaders from Tripura who has not yet given up arms and continues to lead the Biswamohan Debbarma faction of the NLFT.

He was the self-styled foreign secretary in the undivided NLFT and currently holding the position of self-styled vice-president in the group.

The outfit has recently stepped up activities in Tripura.

Over the past month, police arrested four NLFT militants and several collaborators, especially on extortion charges.

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