Agartala: Four days after the Tripura Congress president Pijush Kanti Biswas was attacked during his visit to the Sepahijala district, the Tripura police have arrested Congress Minority Cell president Jaydul Hossain for his alleged involvement.
A group of miscreants attacked the state Congress chief in Bishalgarh on Sunday, and a case was registered at the Bishalgarh police station under sections 325/427/307/120B / 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Hossain was arrested on Thursday from Maharaja Bir Bikram (MBB) airport and produced before the Bishalgarh sub-divisional court and sent on a day’s judicial custody. He, along with three others, will be produced before the court again on Friday.
An audio clip claiming Jaydul Hossain orchestrated the attack on PCC president had gone viral.
On Thursday, when Hossain was produced in court, several Congress leaders were present to support him.
Piyush Biswas alleged that he was attacked in front of a group of police officers and TSR forces, including the OC of Bishalgarh police station and a sub-divisional police officer.
“Seven of us were injured during the attack carried out by a group of BJP-backed goons, while I was visiting Bishalgarh in Sepahijala district this morning,” PCC chief Pijush Kanti Biswas had said.
Tripura Pradesh Congress had called for a dawn-to-dusk strike on Monday to protest against the alleged attack on state Congress president Pijush Kanti Biswas.
Officials from Sepahijala district said the Congress leader was informed several times to cancel his tour, citing law and order situation.
Meanwhile, former PCC president Pradyot Kishore Deb Barman took to social media to condemn groupism in the state party unit.
“When I was working pres of Cong I objected to him being given a ticket but was overruled by AICC -charges against him was for child trafficking across the border. When I became president I removed him as office bearer but my list was never accepted-AICC wanted him on the list,” Deb Barman wrote.