Post-poll violence continues in Tripura

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Agartala, Mar 10 (UNI) Despite tight security measures and peace assurance from all political parties, post-poll violence continues to stalk Tripura with the CPM and Congress making allegations against each other.

Official reports received here today stated that as many as 32 people, including an assistant sub-inspector of police, sustained injuries in different parts of the state. Of them six peple, who were injured in separate incidents in different parts of the state during the past two days, had been shifted to the Agartala Government Medical College and Hospital.

The ruling CPM alleged that Congress workers, mostly where their candidates had won the elections, had been continuing intimidations and physical assaults on Left Front workers and supporters.

However, Congress leaders denied the allegations and accused the CPM of using its cadres and the police to include Congress supporters into their fold.

Besides, five persons sustained serious injuries in Agartala city and its periphery, police said. In Sonamura subdivision, three persons were injured in clashes between two rival groups during the past 48 hours. In Dharmanagar subdivision, a villager was injured at Bagan under Kadamtala police station and two tribal villagers were assaulted by a group of activists at Atharabola under Kill police station in Udaipur sub-division on March 8. The Belonia sub-division too witnessed post-poll violence.

A group of unknown miscreants raided one Debchand Tripura's house and assaulted him on March 8. They also molested his two daughters, Leader of the Opposition in the outgoing Assembly Ratan Lal Nath alleged. He said Director General of Police (DGP) K T D Singh was informed about the incident but no one has been arrested so far.

protesting the post-poll violence and alleged atrocities on the Opposition supporters, both the Congress and INPT would reportedly not participate in the swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected members in the Assembly.

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