Tripura turns into a war zone; political violence continues unabated

On Sunday morning, a huge police force reached the hotel where senior Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders – Kunal Ghosh and Saayoni Ghosh were camping. Saayoni Ghosh was asked to accompany the police officials and was told she will be examined.

After hours of questioning, Saayoni Ghosh was arrested by East Agartala Women Police Station. While she was being questioned, clashes erupted between TMC and BJP cadres. TMC alleged some BJP workers entered the police station premises and attacked their party workers in presence of the police.

“They have attacked the Thana again where Saayoni Ghosh is under arrest and also attacked our Convenor Shubol Bhowmick’s house in Agartala. I have been trying to call the IG & DGP but to no avail. This is mayhem,” said TMC Rajya Sabha MP Susmita Dev.

As many as seven TMC workers were injured in the alleged attack by BJP workers. TMC’s state convenor Subal Bhowmick’s vehicle was even vandalised.

Thereafter, Bhowmick’s house in Agartala was ransacked and vandalised. Several party workers in the TMC camp office at Bhowmick’s residence were left with bleeding injuries after miscreants went on a rampage.

“BJP’s Biplab Deb has unleashed his terror once again! They haven’t even spared our State Convenor Subal Bhowmick. His house was attacked by BJP goons and Tripura Police continues to be silent spectator! Nothing can stop us from continuing our fight to restore democracy,” said a tweet from TMC Tripura’s official Twitter handle.

Meanwhile, situation outside the police station still remained tense, till last reports came in as senior leaders like Kunal Ghosh and Subal Bhowmick were escorted out by police personnel.

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