Eight CPI-M activists attacked in Tripura

Agartala (Tripura, India), December 22 (KMS): Some activists of Communist Party of India (Marxist) were attacked by goons backed by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in the Indian state of Tripura.

The opposition CPI-M in Tripura said that eight of its activists were attacked and injured by goons backed by the ruling BJP at Ranirbazar, about 10 km from state capital Agartala.

CPI-M Tripura state secretary, Jitendra Chaudhury, told reporters that the party’s workers were attacked without any provocation on Sunday night when they were discussing a party programme in the area.

“The goons backed by the BJP attacked them with rods and sticks. One of our activists is still in G B Pant Hospital here. Despite specific complaints, no one has been arrested so far,” he said.

A senior police official said that there were reports of an incident but did not receive any complaint. “If anyone files a complaint, we will surely take action,” the official said.

Refuting the police, Chaudhury said the party has already registered a complaint with the police station. “They (police) are not telling the truth. Our party already has registered the complaint,” he said.