20 CPI(M) sup­port­ers in­jured as mob at­tacks rally against Rafale

DNA Sunday (Mumbai) - - INDI - —PTI

Agartala: At least 20 CPI(M) sup­port­ers were in­jured when a mob at­tacked a rally taken out by the party in South Tripura dis­trict Sat­ur­day, po­lice said.

The CPI(M) ac­tivists took out a rally de­mand­ing a probe into the Rafale deal when a mob at­tacked them, the po­lice said.

Su­per­in­ten­dent of Po­lice, Jai Singh Meena said that a rally was or­ga­nized by CPI(M) sup­port­ers at Belo­nia town, about 110 km from here this morn­ing, which came un­der at­tack from about 25 peo­ple.

“The po­lice im­me­di­ately rushed to the spot and the at­tack­ers fled the spot...,” the SP said.

The CPI(M) al­leged that ‘hooli­gans’ of rul­ing BJP at­tacked the rally.

“Those who at­tacked our rally were all hooli­gans of BJP. The po­lice were present when we were at­tacked,” CPI(M) Belo­nia sub-di­vi­sion sec­re­tary, Ta­pas Dutta said, adding that a com­plaint has been at the lo­cal po­lice sta­tion.

He claimed that CPI(M) South Tripura dis­trict sec­re­tary, Ba­sudeb Ma­jumder, ex­ec­u­tive mem­ber of Tripura Tribal Ar­eas Au­ton­o­mous Dis­trict Coun­cil (TTAADC) Parik­shit Muras­ingh were among the in­jured.

The BJP state spokesper­son Ashok Sinha de­nied the CPI(M) al­le­ga­tions and said the com­mu­nist party had a habit of “lev­el­ling false, base­less and po­lit­i­cally mo­ti­vated” al­le­ga­tions.

“This is not the cul­ture of BJP to at­tack po­lit­i­cal op­po­nents. Our party had noth­ing to do if some lo­cal peo­ple at­tacked them. BJP cant be blamed for it,” Sinha said.

A file photo of a Rafale jet

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