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BJP gheraoes police stations in Tripura

 AGARTALA, Dec 6 - BJP on Tuesday gheraoed a large number of police stations in Tripura protesting against the alleged “partial and partisan” behaviour of State police.

IG (Law and Order) KV Sreejesh said the programme was peaceful and there was no untoward incident. Many BJP activists were arrested and later freed, he added.

Victor Shome, State media in-charge of BJP claimed that party workers gheraoed 59 of the 76 police stations in the State and altogether 43,000 of them were arrested and later released.

“We surrounded the police stations, chanted slogans and demonstrated to protest the partial and partisan behaviour of the police,” he said. The police stations are completely controlled by the local committees of CPI-M, he alleged and added that ahead of the Assembly elections the police should act impartially.

Shome claimed that in the last six months BJP workers filed 406 criminal cases against CPI-M “goons” but investigation was initiated only in five cases and no arrest was made despite specific complaints. – PTI

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