Tripura Polls: 8 including two policemen injured in CPIM-IPFT workers clash

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Story highlights

  • A clash between the workers of CPIM-IPFT occurs in Tripura
  • Eight people including two policemen injured in this clash
  • The injured people shifted to hospitals

A clash between the Indigenous People Front of Tripura(IPFT) and Communist Party members spotted at Takarjala assembly constituency in Tripura. During this clash, eight people including two police officials were injured.

CPI(M) candidate was campaigning in Takarjala 

Before the elections, the security arrangements done by the state government revealed as a clash occurred in Takarjala constituency of Tripura, leaving eight injured including two police officials.

As per the Superintendent of Police (Police Control), Pradip De, when the ruling CPI(M) candidate, Ramendra Debbarma from Takarjala constituency was campaigning at Brahmabari area of the constituency a group of IPFT supporters attacked their convoy by brickbats.

In retaliation, the CPI(M) workers also joined the clash ensued as a result of which eight persons were injured including officer-in-charge of Amarendranagar police outpost – Bharat Debbarma and Sub-Inspector Ringrai Halam.

The duo was shifted to Gobind Ballabh Pant (GBP) Hospital at Agartala later.

As per the information received, the Superintendent of Police (West Tripura) Abhijit Saptarshi and Inspector General of Police (Law and Order) K.V. Sreejesh rushed to the hospital to visit the injured cops.

Four CPI(M) workers, two IPFT supporters and two police officials were injured in the clash and were admitted at Takarjala hospital.

On the issue, CPI(M) Bishalgarh district committee secretary, Gora Chakraborty alleged that BJP and IPFT were behind the attack.

“Their unholy alliance has been trying to intimidate common people for quite some time now. They have realized that given a free and fair election, they would face defeat”, he said.

IPFT general secretary Mewar Kumar Jamatia in reaction said allegations against his party supporters were ‘outright lies’.

He claimed CPI(M) filed ‘false police complaints’ against IPFT workers over the clashes today to defame the indigenous party.

News Source: PTI

Also Read: Tripura Polls: BJP, CPM criticise each other for ‘arms’ conspiracy


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