News No.134/2015: Monday, August 31, 2015
MEMBERS of the military-backed Borkha Party vigilante group on Saturday night raided the house of an UPDF activist at Number 10 in Matiranga, Khagrachari apparently to kill or abduct him.
Five Borkha men and two Bengali settlers raided the house of Pai Kumar Tripura at 10pm on Saturday, his wife Bishwa Rani Tripura told chtnews.com.
She recognized Subol Tripura, one of the five Borkha terrorists, who misbehaved with her and asked about her husband.
‘They asked where my husband was, whether he came to house and whether he owned any guns’, she said.
Earlier, on 25 and 28 August, the Borkha Party terrorists and the army had jointly raided Pai Kumar Tripura’s house.
The Borkha Party is a vigilante group created by the army in Laxmichari to counter the growing influence of the UPDF. But couple of years later the JSS (Santu) subsumed it supplying it with manpower as well as equipments.
Although the Borkhas claim themselves to be members of the Jana Samhati Samiti, they continue to be known as Borkha Party among the common people in the area.----------------