Several people were injured in an attack on the residence of Trinamool Congress’s Tripura unit steering committee chief Subal Bhowmik in Agartala’s Bhagwan Thakur Chaumuni area on Sunday.
Troops of Tripura Police and Tripura State Rifles have been deployed in the area.
Commenting on the incident, Mr Bhowmik told ANI, “The attack took place while we (TMC party members) were talking. It is unimaginable as it is my birth place. Some chairs and bikes were also damaged during the attack. was broken.”
Earlier in the day, Trinamool Youth Congress President Sayoni Ghosh was arrested by the Tripura Police for allegedly creating a ruckus at a public meeting of Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb.
Tripura Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) B Jagadishwar Reddy said, “He has been arrested on the basis of preliminary evidence. We have registered a case under sections 307, 153 of the Indian Penal Code. Action will be taken against the attackers.” The FIR has been registered after identification of TMC workers as well.”
When they were being brought to East Agartala Mahila Police Station in West Tripura district, the TMC alleged that several BJP workers gheraoed the site and attacked party workers.
Trinamool Congress leaders Sushmita Dev and Subal Bhowmik have criticized the Bharatiya Janata Party for alleged misuse of police power by party workers and vandalism in a police station.
Mr Bhowmik alleged that at least four TMC workers were injured in Sunday’s incident.
“They started their drama from morning itself. We are here with Sayoni, without any notice. The ruling party has been isolated. They will lose the upcoming civic polls starting from November 25. BJP goons They ransacked the police station, beat up the police too. We have seen this type of administration and government for the first time. It is all pre-planned. Four to five of our workers have been injured,” Mr. Bhowmik told ANI.
Meanwhile, Trinamool Congress MPs will sit on a dharna from Monday morning in New Delhi over alleged police brutality in Tripura.
According to TMC sources, a delegation of 15 Trinamool Congress MPs will reach Delhi on Sunday night.
“They have sought an appointment with Union Home Minister Amit Shah over the alleged police brutality in Tripura. The MPs will sit on a dharna in the national capital from tomorrow morning,” he said.
The MPs in the delegation include Sukhendu Shekhar Roy, Kalyan Banerjee, Derek O’Brien, Saugata Roy and Dola Sen.