Arson in Tripura: Vehicles set ablaze, 10 injured and media houses attacked by BJP supporters
Agartala: Denizens of Tripura on Wednesday witnessed massive violences and arson at CPIM offices in Bishalgarh under Sepahijala district, Udaipur under Gomati and Agartala city.
It is reported that a section of alleged BJP supporters attacked on CPIM offices and three media houses in the capital city of Tripura leaving 10 injured, six vehicles set ablaze, and two party offices set on fire.
The police later issued lathi charge and burst tear gas shells to bring the situation under control. Police said that around ten people sustained injuries in different parts of Tripura today.
On Wednesday, a procession was supposed to hold by Udaipur sub-divisional DYFI and SFI committees. With this in mind, CPIM workers, supporters and members started gathering at the Jamtala CPIM party office at morning.
However, the Gomati district police did not allow the procession; the police deployed TSR, CRPF, Tripura police in the town and set up barricades. Suddenly the situation heated up over allegations that BJP workers had attacked the CPIM youth.
Similarly, party office of CPIM located at Bishalgarh office Tila was attacked again. CPIM sub-divisional office burnt to ashes. CPIM leader Biswajit Majumder alleged that the hooligans of the ruling party first drove a bulldozer around 3 PM on Wednesday to break down the wall, including the gate of the sub-divisional office.
Later, miscreants set fire to the documents including all the furniture of the office. Everything from the doors and windows of the entire party office was burnt to ashes.
During the clashes, the offices Pratibadi Kalam and Daily Desher Katha were attacked. The office of PB24 office came under attack allegedly by BJP.
Condemning the attacks on two newspapers offices’ in Agartala, media persons, editors, proprietors and journalists from different organization jointly visited the West Agartala police station and gheraoed SDPO Ramesh Yadav.
The media fraternity includes- journalists Pranab Sarkar, Sekhar Datta, Sanit Debroy, Samir Paul, Jayanta Bhattacharjee, Biswendu Bhattacharjee, Jayanta Debnath, Anal Roy Chowdhury, RK Tarunjit Singh, Arindam Dey and others.CPIM will organise a massive rally tomorrow morning at 10.30.
The rally will march through the streets of the capital to protest the organized attacks on party offices across the state including the Sadar subdivisional committee office, state party headquarters, Milan Sangha local committee office and burning down of the sub-divisional committee office at Bishalgarh.
BJP state vice-president Rajib Bhattacharjee on Wednesday said that the CPIM workers have made attempts to destabilize the prevailing peace and tranquility with the violent incidents took place in Dhanpur, Udaipur, Bishalgarh and capital city.
“BJP never believes in terrorism, but this is a trailer when the line of patience is broken. In today’s incidents, BJP karyakartas tried their best to resist only”, he added.
The former chief minister and leader of opposition Manik Sarkar has condemned the incidents which took across the state and has claimed that he has never seen such incidents during left front government tenure. He said that the BJP is losing its support due to its non performance.