India, Aug. 14 -- Eighty-eight cadres of the banned rebel outfit National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) surrendered along with their arms in the northeastern state's Dhalai district on Tuesday, officials said, as part of an agreement with the Centre.

The surrender came after the pact was signed between NLFT's Sabir Kumar Debbarma and Kajal Debbarma and joint secretary of the ministry of home affairs Satyendra Garg and Tripura's additional chief secretary (home) Kumar Alok on August 10 in New Delhi.

Chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb welcomed the decision of NLFT cadres to surrender and assured them of providing all facilities under the rehabilitation policies of the Union home ministry.

"Their surrender proves that they were in the w...