People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 45

November 11, 2012




Congress in Nexus with NLFT


IT is quite evident by now that the arrest of Dhanu Kalai and his associates when they were carrying Rs 25 lakh in cash for the NLFT extremists, has not deterred their agents from collecting funds and sending them to the NLFT base in Bangladesh.


On October 30, the police apprehended Manojit Reang and Pusparam Reang, overground agents of the National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) when the former was handing over Rs two lakh to the latter at Badhupara in Kanchanpur subdivision, North Tripura. Manojit Reang was once a TNV cadre under the leadership of Bijoy Kumar Hrangkhawl. Following his surrender, he was offered a government job as a KBT (Kok Borok Teacher) in the School Education Department. When a section of the surrendering TNV cadre later formed the NLFT, Manojit was assigned to work overground as a linkman. So far, he had been extorting money from contractors and businessmen, and sending it to the NLFT through Pusparam, till both of them were caught red-handed by the police.


Immediately after their arrest, to the surprise of all concerned, one Sanjit Reang, reported to be the Congress candidate from Kanchanpur in the next election, started pleading that the duo were innocent and demanded their unconditional release. The police, however, did not entertain the ridiculous claim of this Congress leader and produced the arrested NLFT agents in a court to get them in custody.