Firing incident | AASU leader Samujjal Bhattacharya lands in Tripura, stopped from meeting injured


Guwahati, January 11: All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) chief adviser  Samujjal Bhattacharya on Friday reached Tripura to meet the tribal youths who had sustained injuries while demonstrating against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 Madhabbari and adjacent areas. on January 8.

The internet services have been suspended to check spreading of rumours.

Led by Bhattacharya, a team of North East Students’ Organisation reached Tripura to take of the situation and meet the local people.However, the team was stopped by the police in Khumulwng of Agartala.

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As per reports, 15 youths sustained injuries during the firing and seven are said to be critical.

The members of the North East Students’ Organization clashed with the police at Khumulwng. The police had to lathi charge and blank fire to disperse the protesters. Police fired rubber bullets and used tear gas to chase away the protesters.

Prohibitory order under Section 144 of the CrPC has been imposed for indefinite period at Tripura’s Madhabbari and adjacent areas following the clash between the police and the protesters.