Agartala, Sep 24 (UNI) Veteran communist and tribal leader Kamalakanta Debbarma, who was seriously wounded in a militant attack on Saturday night, was shifted to Agartala Government Medical College (AGMC) today.
According to police, suspected banned National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) militants had attempted to grievously injure him, but they were foiled by the alert security gurads of Mr Debbarma.
Police said the armed rebels had kidnapped Mr Debarmma from Panboyacherra of Kamalpur in Dhalai district and assaulted him brutally and tried to gorge out his eyes.
Security forces had launched a search operation in the area with the report of kidnapping and were able to spot Mr Debarmma hearing his wails of pain.
We recovered the leader from the spot and was admitted in a local hospital from where shifted to AGMC in a critical condition, said SDPO Kamalpur Shankar Debnath.