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Bullet found in hand baggage of Congress MLA

AGARTALA: Youth Congress leader Anil Dhanturi, who had come to oversee Rahul Gandhi’s public meetings in Tripura, was briefly detained at the airport here after a bullet was found in his hand baggage.

The bullet in Dhanturi’s baggage was found by CISF personnel when he was to board a flight at the airport here Thursday evening, a senior police official said on Friday. Dhanturi, a Haryana MLA, was detained and questioned for half an hour before being allowed to proceed, he said.

The Youth Congress leader had arrived to oversee the public meetings of Gandhi at Kailashahar and Udaipur on Thursday. Tripura Youth Congress President Sushanta Chowdhury said Dhanturi possessed a licensed pistol and the cartridge was not live. (PTI)

 Security forces launch manhunt

AGARTALA: Security forces have launched a massive search following a fierce exchange of fire between Tripura State Rifles (TSR) jawans and suspected National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) militants at remote Kanchanpur-Longtarai Valley near the eastern border of the state.

According to report, a group of heavily armed NLFT cadres opened indiscriminate fire on a TSR road opening party near Mohan Border Outpost (BOP) along the Indo-Bangladesh border here on Thursday.(UNI)

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