Khowai, Nov 23, 2022, TRIPURATIMES Desk
Khowai Nov 23: Political violence erupted at Singichhera in Khowai on Wednesday between BJP and CPM supporters in which at least 12 persons were injured. Among them, the conditions of three persons were stated to be critical and they were sent to the GB Hospital. Amidst simmering tension, security personnel were deployed in the area. Violence threw normal life out of gear.
As per the pre-scheduled programme, CPM Khowai sub-division Committee organized a rally supporting five-point demands – the rally started from Khowai town and was heading towards Singichhera. Former Minister Pabitra Kar, CPM MLA Nirmal Biswas and other leaders led the rally in which around 300 party supporters took part.
Meantime, more than one hundred supporters of the ruling BJP put up a barricade at Beltali area to prevent the CPM rally to enter Singichhera.
In presence of heavy security personnel, supporters of both parties came face-to-face and tension started to build up. Soon, the area turned into a battlefield. Shops pulled down the shutters and panic-stricken locals locked the main gates. For some time, Khowai-Kamalpur road remained closed due to the violence.
As the supporters clashed with each other, SDPO Rajib Sutradhar reached the spot along with a large posse of CRPF and TSR. Police rescued 12 injured persons. Tension and panic spread over to the Khowai town area. Adequate police deployment was made to tackle the situation.
40, Akhaura Road, Agartala 799 001, Tripura, INDIA.
Administrative Section: 0381-2315907
News Section: 0381-2329560
© Tripuratimes.com. All Rights Reserved.