Friday, June 14, 2024

12 injured in mid-night battle between police-students in Agartala


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Agartala: At least five security personnel, including an additional superintendent of police, and seven students were injured in a mid-night battle in Ramthakur College area in the state capital on Friday.

According to report, three security personnel were shifted to the

Agartala Government Medical College (AGMC) and all other injured people were released last night itself from the hospital.

Police said a group of violent Student Federation of India (SFI) and their tribal ally, the student front of ruling left front had thrown bricks and stones on the police at around 0200 hours in front of the college gate.

Additional Superintendent of Police Bijoy Debbarma and Sub-Inspector Rakhal Mitra were hit by the bricks in the upper parts of the body and both of them were fell down on the roads while three other Tripura State Rifles (TSR) jawans had been injured in the attack.

The security forces finally resorted to charge baton on them in which seven of the students and DYFI state president Tapas Datta received injures.

After half-an-hour battle, the students and leaders managed to escape from the place taking the advantage of darkness.

Police said the college council election was held yesterday in tight security and counting of the ballots were completed in all the colleges by evening, but the counting took long hours in Ramthakur College.

The SFI leaders and supporters were drunk and abused the NSUI leaders in presence of three congress MLAs and a number of CPI(M) state leaders that enraged the opposition, but it was contained by timely intervention of police. Suddenly SFI supporters started pelting stones and bricks on the police,” police officials said.

Meanwhile, both CPI-M and Congress condemned the incident and CPI(M) leaders blamed the Congress for instigating the SFI students and ultimately led to such an unprecedented situation. Leader of the Opposition Ratan Lal Nath flayed ruling front over their unruly behaviour and alleged that the party had been terrorising the students and youths against opposition and virtually CPI(M) had lost control over the it’s frontal wings. (UNI)


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