Three native media journalists had been attacked after they went to cowl a conflict between ruling BJP and opposition CPI(M) at Khayerpur, 10 km from right here, police mentioned on Monday.
The scribes, recognized as Prangopal Acharya of Syandan Patrika, Pintu Pal of Rising Tripura TV channel and Biswajit Debnath of Mrinalini ENN TV channel had been attacked on Sunday, sub-divisional police officer of the brand new capital-complex space Priya Madhuri Majumder mentioned.
“About 4-5 persons were wounded and the three scribes were attacked, but they were not injured. Police is investigating the case, the SDPO said.
The Agartala Press Club has condemned the incident and demanded exemplary punishment for those involved in the assault.
Secretary of Agartala Press Club, Pranab Sarkar said the members met the SDPO, who assured them action against all those who were involved.
CPI(M) state committee member Pabitra Kar, who hails from Khayerpur, claimed that three of its members were injured in the attack by the BJP and one of them has been shifted to-Kolkata for treatment, while the other two are still in-a hospital here.
BJP spokesperson Nabendu Bhattacharjee said the clash occurred in front of the police. “They know precisely what has occurred and we demand that the police arrest the actual culprits concerned within the incident.
“We have already asked our activists to cooperate with the police in the investigation,” he added.
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