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A tale of Tripura terrorism

A tale of Tripura terrorism

Author: Our Correspondent
Publication: Organiser
Date: December 5, 2004
URL: http://www.organiser.org/dynamic/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=53&page=10

Tripura State Police & Tripura State Rifles arrested one Sravanjoy Reang alias Subaljoy, Saranjoy or Sunny Reang active cadre of ATTF (All Tripura Tiger Force, a well known terrorist group) on last 19th July this year in a joint move from Gandachera village of Tripura.

In course of interrogation the terrorist expressed horrible information about the activities of ATTF, the second largest terrorist Organisation playing crucial role in Tripura. ATTF has always supported CPM that is presently in power in Tripura. National Liberation Front of Tripura, another insurgent group support Congress politically.

The Intelligence Department of Tripura collected the bio-data of Sravanjoy as well as his involvement and ATTF's training centres. Camps running safely in Bangladesh with full support from Bangladesh Rifles. Sravanjoy's bio-data : Father's Name: Gundaha Reang, Caste: Debbarma, Birth Place: Bivarampara, P.S.-Veerganj Dt.-South Tripura, Age:26 years, Qualification: VIII (Amarpur High School), family life: married, property, L 6/7 Kani Land, and supporter of CPM.

Sravanjoy occupied a surgent rank in ATTF action squard. ATTF maintained a close contact with United Liberation Front of Assam(ULFA), People's Liberation Army(PLA), National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) and other insurgent outfits always. ATTF also maintain a good relation with Bangladesh Rifles & Bangladesh Army as Sravanjoy confessed before police.

He joined ATTF in August,1996 with an aim to achieve independence and do good for the trible communities of Tripura. He was collected by Jel Debbarma, soon he was sent to take training with a batch of 28 cadres at Khagrachari across the Indian border. He was trained, handle various rifles of A.K. series and able to throw hand grenade. He stated that ATTF headquarter is situated at Satchari in Bangladesh in Jamatia Janjati area. They have very powerful wireless set to contact other camps 40 to 50 cadres always preset there with most sonsucated.

There are branches at Habiganj under Chunaright P.S. Several transit camps are at Srimangal and Bhalubari of Moulabhibazar district of Bangladesh. Another transit camp was created at Kamalganj Khasiapunji (Punji means small village on the top of a small valley) of the same district for the terrorists regularly come from North Tripura & Dhalai district. Every modern facilities are there at Satchari headquarter like Fax, Computer, Mobilephone even a Printing Press. ATTF mouthpeace 'Choba' and Homchange magazine published from Satchari. The camps are situated at Silaihatai, Thaiponghatai and Panchari Taraban of Khagrachari district. The most remarkable thing is ATTF has a dane in Chittagong town in a rented place, the landlord stays at dacha. Mr. Chitta Debbarma, Chief of army staff (ATTF) live there. Mr. Ranjit Debbarma, President of ATTF lives at Dhanmandi area of Dhaka with his family members.

Tripura police recorded detailed descriptions of insurgent activities from the arrested terrorists like Sravanjoy and others. Sravanjoy Reang's involvement in insurgent activities:- Sarvanjay entered India (Tripura) manytimes from Bangladesh between 1997 to July-2004. A armed group including him attacked security forces at Raisabari, Daigabari, Khengabari. Another group of forty terrorists attacked a convoy of BSF and killed seven jawans, several common men, looted one LMG, three SLR with a lot of cartridges. The action was leaded by Tikendra Debbarma and Upendra Debbarma. They two has died in an encounter with Indian security forces afterwards.

The Tripura Police has recorded 17 incidents after long interogation from Srabanjoy. ATTF cadres used rocket lonchers, VHF wireless set at Satchari, Taraban, Kalenga and Khasiapungi camp. They change the frequency in every week. ATTF has five wakie-takie sets of Sony Company (Made in Japan) and a huge quantity of sophisticated arms like rocket loncher, LMG, AK81, AK 66, LMG made in China, SLR, Carbine, Stanegun and LMG made in India.

According to Srabanjoy a VCD has made and circulated amon the tribals concisely motivated ther struggle for freedom named "YEOKANA LAMA" that means Path of Freedom (Muktir Path), Four female artists of Bangladesh played in the film name Lata, Rebika, Kukmali and Liza.

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