AGARTALA, Oct 11 � Suspected insurgents of banned National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) have abducted 11 persons from Amchurmukh, near Rajivnagar in Mamit district of neighbouring Mizoram, a senior police official said today.
SP (Police Control) Uttam Bhaumick said 16 people including five from Chakma tribal community were coming towards Tripura by a jeep which was stopped at gun-point at Amchurmukh and then five tribals were freed and the rest 11 persons were abducted.
The incident occurred at about 9 pm last night and the area is near the Mizoram-Tripura border.
Superintendent of Police of North Tripura district Abhijit Saptarshi said he was in touch with his counterpart in Mamit district so that the ultras could not sneak into Bangladesh territory, which is just five km from the spot where the workers were abducted.
Bhaumick said the kidnapped persons are construction labourers from Karimganj district of Assam.
Meanwhile, a report from Aizawl quoting the SP of Mamit district C Lalnunmawia said 12 militants, 10 of them armed, abducted 15 people from a place near Rajiv Nagar village at around 9.30 pm last night.
The abducted persons were manual workers engaged in the construction of RMSA school building at West Phulpui village, the SP said, adding that four people belonging to Chakma community were released by the abductors later.
The place of the abduction is around three km from the Zozampui camp where State armed police personnel were deployed in a makeshift border outpost.
The SP said that a massive combing operation was launched by the State police while it was feared that the abductors and the victims have crossed the Bangladesh border taking advantage of the darkness and the thick forests. � PTI