Tripura: 9 MLAs and a minister faced political attack in 36 months
Agartala: Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said nine MLAs and one minister of both ruling and opposition political parties of Tripura came under attack in separate incidents in the state from July 06, 2018 to July 05, 2021.
In reply to a query raised by CPIM MLA Moboshar Ali in the recently held state assembly session, Deb said five CPIM MLAs, three BJP MLAs and one MLA and minister each of allied IPFT came under attack by unknown miscreants in 36 months.
In regard to these attacks, specific cases numbering to 20 were registered with different police stations across the state and altogether 36 persons were arrested so far, said CM.
Citing details of the cases, Deb said that four cases for facing attack by CPIM MLA Ratan Bhowmik were registered with Radhakishore Pur and Kakraban police stations under Gomati district against 17 accused persons at and so far, six persons were arrested. Four cases for facing attack by CPIM MLA Badal Chowdhury were registered with Belonia police station under South Tripura district against 35 accused persons and 13 were arrested so far.
Another case was registered with Radhakishore Pur police station under Gomati district against 6 accused persons as CPIM MLAs Ratan and Badal faced attack jointly, and no arrest has been made so far. CPIM MLAs Badal and Sudhan Das also faced attack, case registered with Santirbazar police station under South Tripura district against 15 persons, but no arrests yet.
BJP MLA Birendra Kishore Debbarma faced attack and three cases were registered with Takerjala and Jampuijala police stations under Sepahijala district against 30 accused persons while 25 persons in a case surrendered before the court. BJP MLA Burba Mohan Tripura faced an attack and a case was registered with Karbook police station under Gomati district against five persons while all were arrested. BJP MLA Rampada Jamatia along with other leaders faced an attack and registered a case with Taidu police station under Gomati district against 15 persons while five were arrested so far.
A case registered with Bishalgarh police station under Sepahijala district against unknown miscreants as CPIM MLA Bhanulal Saha faced attack while one was arrested. Another case was registered with Bishalgarh police station against three persons as CPIM MLA Narayan Chandra Choudhury faced attack and all were arrested. CPIM MLA Sudhan Das faced another attack and case filed with PR Bari police station under South Tripura district against 23 persons and none was arrested so far.
In case of BJP’s allied partner IPFT, MLA Dhirendra Debbarma and minister NC Debbarma faced separate attacks and cases filed with Jirania police station under West Tripura district and Jampuijala police station under Sepahijala district, respectively against 47 persons while 2 accused persons were arrested.