Insurgent group All Tripura Tiger Force chief Ranjit Debbarma was arrested from West Tripura district on charges of sedition, police on Monday said. He was arrested from his ancestral house at Sidhai late last night, West district Superintendent of Police Abhijit Saptarshi told reporters. Debbarma, who was pushed back from Bangladesh four years ago, allegedly delivered a seditious statement at a public meeting last week at Teliamura in Khowai district, SP Krishnendu Chakraborty said.
He also attempted to form a new insurgent outfit with surrendered insurgents of ATTF and National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT), Chakraborty alleged.
A Khowai court remanded Debbarma to police custody for four days.
After he was pushed back by Bangladesh authorities in 2012 at Dawki border in Meghalaya, the ATTF chief was arrested and brought to Tripura. He was granted bail by a court here in 2015.