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Six injured in attack on BJP office by unidentified people

Press Trust of India  |  Sonamura (Tripura) 

Six persons, including officer-in-charge of a police station, were seriously injured when a group of unidentified people attacked the office at Nalchhar, about 10 km from here, police said. "At about 5 pm today, a group of miscreants attacked the office in which six persons were seriously injured.

The Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Melaghar police station, Manindra Debnath, was also injured when he tried to stop the miscreants," Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) of Sonamura, Babul Das told reporters. Of the six injured persons, two were shifted from Melaghar hospital to Agartala Medical College, about 40 km from here as their condition were stated to be critical, the SDPO said. The police, however, did not disclose the identity of the injured persons other than the OC of Melaghar police station. The secretary of Sipahijal district unit, Biswajit Das claimed that district unit president Ratan Das and four other party workers were injured in the attack. He alleged that activists of the ruling CPI-M and the SFI took out a victory procession after the result of college student council elections and attacked the office. Police said that workers blocked the Sonamura- Agartala road at Nalchhar to protest the attack on party office. sources said, party's national general secretary, Ram Madhav, who is now camping at Agartala has left for Nalchhar. Student council elections in 22 degree colleges in Tripura were held yesterday and the results were announced last night. The Students Federation of India (SFI) and the Tribal Student Union (TSU), the two student wings of ruling CPI-M secured 751 seats out of the total 778 seats and the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) secured only 27 seats.

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First Published: Wed, September 13 2017. 21:07 IST