Champahaor police station. Image credit - Northeast Now
Champahaor police station. Image credit - Northeast Now

A suspected National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) militant, who was arrested recently, tested COVID19 positive on Tuesday.

The suspected militant was detained on July 12 by a team of police from Champahaor police station in Khowai district.

“During interrogation, the police were able to unearth his involvement with the militant outfit, National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT), and arrested him,” said sources.

“His sample was tested for COVID19 and it was found positive,” sources said.

He was taken to the court, but after his sample was found positive for COVID19, he was not taken to the courtroom.

The suspected militant was sent to the Bhagat Singh Yuba Awas Covid Care Center in Agartala.

The court passed the order after hearing everything from the police.

He was taken to the court by the officer-in-charge of Champahaor police station, Uddam Devvarma and three other constables.

Four of the police personnel have been sent for home quarantine.

“The other police officers, who interrogated the suspected militant, will be sent for home quarantine,” said lawyer Abhijit Bhattacharya.

A few days ago, the police of Champahaor police station arrested three NLFT militants.

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