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8 injured in CPI(M),IPFT workers clash in poll-bound Tripura

Press Trust of India  |  Agartala 

Eight persons, including two police officials, were injured in a clash between workers of ruling CPI(M) and Indigenous Peoples Front of (IPFT), a poll ally, at Takarjala assembly constituency, 28 km from here today, police said.

of Police (Police Control) Pradip De said, when the ruling CPI(M) candidate, Ramendra Debbarma from Takarjala constituency was campaigning at Brahmabari area of the constituency a group of supporters attacked their convoy by brick bating and by batons.

The CPI(M) workers also retaliated and a clash ensued as a result of which eight persons were injured including in-charge of outpost - Bharat Debbarma and

The duo was shifted to Gobind Ballabh Pant (GBP) Hospital at Agartala later.

assembly elections is scheduled for February 18.

of Police (West Tripura) and of Police (Law and Order) K.V. Sreejesh rushed to the hospital to visit the injured cops.

Four CPI(M) workers, two supporters and two police officials were injured in the clash and were admitted at

On the issue, CPI(M) district committee secretary, alleged that and were behind the attack.

Their unholy alliance has been trying to intimidate common people for quite some time now. They have realized that given a free and fair election, they would face defeat, he said.

IPFT in reaction said allegations against his party supporters were outright lies.

He claimed CPI(M) filed false police complaints against IPFT workers over the clashes today to defame the indigenous party.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 20:20 IST