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Tension mounts after detention of Tripura youth at Badarpur with ammunition

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Agartala | Sunday, Aug 13 2017 IST
A team of Tripura police left for Assam to coordinate the investigation of the detention of the state resident one Naresh Chakma at Badarpur Railway station last evening with live ammunition. Based on secret information, Assam police arrested him and seized 305 live cartridges from his possession. But his friend Biswabandhu Chakma was managed to escape. Both of them were travelling from Dimapur of Nagaland with 305 live cartridges of AK-47, AK-56 and 303 Rifles. Police said here during interrogation Naresh Chakma admitted that he collected these live cartridges from Dimapur to sale it in Bangladesh. He purchased at Rs 5,000 per cartridge. However, police has been grilling him to get more details and a police team from North Tripura has been sent to coordinating the investigation in Badarpur. Detention of Chakma ahead of Independence Day triggered tension in Tripura when some terrorist organisation made boycott call of the celebration. The security forces put on highest alert while border security forces asked to extra vigilant over international movements. The security has been tightened in important locations and vehicle checking has been started as precautionary measure.UNI BB AKM

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