AGARTALA, July 25, 2018: In a clash between residents and CPM workers at Udaipur in Gomati district on Tuesday afternoon, four people were injured including three CPM leaders and a policeman.
Superintendent of police (Gomati) Avula Ramesh Reddy, while speaking to the media had said that the CPM took out a procession in Udaipur town around 3pm without taking permission from local authorities. The marchers had a run-in with a few people near Mahadev Dighi, a local pond, and a clash ensued in which four persons were injured.
Reddy said, “We didn’t grant permission to them for the rally in Udaipur town because of law-and-order concerns. We gave permission for holding rallies at Karbook and other places”.
A constable, Apu Debnath, stationed in Radhakishorepur police station, received head injuries during the clash and was shifted to Gomati district hospital.
CPM state secretary Bijan Dhar condemned the incident and accused BJP supporters of leading a charge against the rally, which resulted in injury to volunteers. He said bats and sticks were used in the attack. Former revenue minister Badal Choudhury and former Scheduled Caste welfare minister Ratan Bhowmik were injured in the clash.
BJP general secretary Pratima Bhowmik launched a scathing attack against the CPM saying Choudhury was spearheading the violence. She claimed that BJP supporters were attacked by CPM cadres.
On Tuesday, Opposition CPM held rallies, hall conventions and mass demonstrations in at least 26 locations in support of the party’s agitation in front of Parliament for alleged murder of democracy in Bengal and Tripura.
Source: The Telegraph
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