11 cases of post-poll violence in Tripura; 4 arrested

 AGARTALA, March 7 – Eleven cases of “post-poll violence” were reported from different parts of Tripura in the last 24 hours and four people were arrested in this connection, police said today.The State has been witnessing attacks and arson since the announcement of results of the just-concluded elections on March 3. The BJP has demolished the Left citadel in Tripura, winning a two-third majority with its ally, the IPFT.

SP (Police Control) Pradip De said measures are being taken to “contain violence”.

Four people were arrested from Dharmanagar subdivision of North Tripura district yesterday in connection with a clash between the activists of the CPI(M) and the BJP, he said.

“The situation has largely been brought under control now. I can say the violence did not escalate since last night,” he said, adding that the 10 other cases reported since yesterday were “minor” ones.

Sub-divisional Police Officer (SDPO) of Dharmanagar, Dhiman Das Chowdhury, said the clash broke out at Alanbazar area of Dharmanagar subdivision following an altercation between the members of the two political parties.

Six people – two from the CPI(M) and four from the BJP –were hospitalised, he said, adding that paramilitary forces and Tripura State Rifles personnel were deployed in the area. – PTI

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