Post Poll Violence in Tripura: 11 Cases Registered, 4 Arrested

Story highlights

  • Tripura Police released the statement on Wednesday that said, eleven cases of post-poll violence had been reported from the different of Tripura in the last 24 hours
  • Total of six people have been injured in the clashes between the two parties – two from the CPI(M) and four from the BJP – and have been hospitalized

Tripura Police released the statement on Wednesday that said, eleven cases of post-poll violence had been reported from the different of Tripura in the last 24 hours. The police have arrested four people in connection with a clash between political workers.

It must be mentioned that Tripura, since after the announcement of poll results on March 3, has witnessed attacks and unrest. The Left has been completely demolished by the saffron party in Tripura by winning a two-thirds majority of the seats along with its ally, the IPFT.

 Pradip De, the Superintendent of Police (Police Control) said that the measures are being taken by the department to get the violence ‘under control’. As per the reports, four people have been arrested from the Dharmanagar subdivision of North Tripura district on Wednesday in connection with a clash between activists of the CPI(M) and the BJP, the officer informed.

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The officer further added, “The situation has largely been brought under control now. I can say the violence did not escalate since last night.”. He later informed that the 10 other cases have also been reported since yesterday but the cases were the “minor” ones.

Dhiman Das, the Sub-divisional Police Officer (SDPO) of Dharmanagar, said that the clash had broken out in the Alanbazar area of Dharmanagar subdivision after a squabble between the members of the BJP and CPI(M). The officer further informed that total of six people have been injured in the clashes between the two parties – two from the CPI(M) and four from the BJP – and have been hospitalized. He further added that paramilitary forces and Tripura State Rifles personnel had been deployed in the area to seek the peace.

The media in-charge of BJP in Tripura, Victor Shom said that Biplab Kumar Deb who has been the party’s chief minister-designate, has sought ‘somber actions’ against the people indulging in “post-poll violence”.

Shom said, “Deb has asserted that no would be spared if found guilty. There, however, has not been any major clash in the state so far.”.

On the other hand, the party office secretary of CPI(M), Haripada Das said that the party would be issuing a press release soon which would compile the incidents of violence after the election.

It must be mentioned that two statues of Russian communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin, who had advocated the communism in the history, were razed in Tripura. It has been alleged that the BJP supporters had done the raze after the election results were declared.

Sitaram Yechury, along with the top leaders of CPI(M), initiated a rally in Kolkata yesterday to protest against the vandalism of the statues in Tripura.

(News Source: Outlook)

(Featured image is a representational image, courtesy: Nagaland Post)

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