Road show to contain post-poll violence in Tripura

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Agartala, Mar 4 (UNI) The state police continued its road show for the third consecutive day today in sensitive localities of the state to contain post-poll violence.

Police sources said both the CPI(M) and Congress-INPT combine had raised allegations of threat and intimidations against each other following the polls on February 23 last, which compelled the police to go for road-shows and special operations.

According to the sources, no specific complaints against any political party or activist were received so far, but some information regarding threat perceptions were reported in media.

Meanwhile, the Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee alleged that the CPM attacked their supporters in Khayerpur, Mazlishpur and Badharghat constituencies located on the outskirts of Agartala in different occasions and as many as 35 Congress workers were injured in a series of attacks in three constituencies.

Shops of 11 Congress activists, who are all small-time traders, were allegedly torched by CPM supporters which resulted in the loss of goods worth Rs 60 lakh, Congress president Samir Ranjan Barman said, adding shops of five Congress workers and the Party's office were allegedly set on fire by the CPM workers at Jagannathpur area in North Tripura.

Meanwhile, ruling CPM alleged that the Congress and INPT supporters were terrorising their Party workers and in few cases they had engaged in rowdism, which triggered tension in Simna, Mohanpur, Badharghat, Amarpur and a few places of North Tripura.

However, police said extra measures had been taken during counting on March 7 to maintain peace across the state and adequate paramilitary forces would be deployed in some locations considering the law and order situation.


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