One injured in CPI-BJP clash outside polling station: Tripura CEO
16 February, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma
A person was allegedly injured in a scuffle between supporters of the ruling BJP and the opposition CPI outside a polling booth in Tripura during the ongoing Assembly elections, CEO said on Tuesday.
A person was allegedly injured in a scuffle between supporters of the ruling BJP and the opposition CPI outside a polling booth in Tripura during the ongoing Assembly elections, according to the state’s chief election officer on Thursday.
The alleged took place outside the Kalacherra polling station in Shantirbazaar Assembly constituency in the south Tripura district. “The injured person was taken to a hospital by our officials,” the CEO Tripura, Kiran Gitte, informed in a tweet.
A FIR was filed suo moto at the Shantirbaazar police station, the CEO informed further, adding, “We’ll arrest the culprits soon.”
He further stated that the injured CPI employee was unable to identify his assailants. The incident was confirmed by the SP of South Tripura District, who stated that the situation had been brought under control.
“Polling resumed shortly after the incident,” the SP said in a tweet.
“The incident reported from Santirbazar has been promptly responded to by SDPO Santirbazar, OC STB and Police/Civil Sector Officers,” the SP tweeted.
“Police and Civil sector officer were immediately rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control,” SP said further in his tweet.
“A clash between BJP AND CPI was reported from Kalachera area under Santirbazar police station. Polling is continuing smoothly,” said the distict magistrate of South Belonia, in his response to the SP’s tweet.
Szarita Laitphlang, the national secretary of the Congress, tagged the Election Commison in a tweet in which he also shared pictures of the injured CPI supporter.
“BJP goons attacked Chandan Das and Shipan Majumdar in Shantir Bazar. Police were mere spectators in the entire incident,” Laitphlang tweeted.
Meanwhile, 51.35% voter turnout was recorded till 1 pm.