TMC delegation meeting Tripura DGP.

Agartala: Following the attack on Tripura TMC leaders and members in Agartala’s Amtali Bazaar on Friday afternoon, a delegation of the party on Saturday met the Tripura police demanding action against the miscreants involved.

Members of the party led by leaders Sushmita Dev, Subal Bhowmik and several others submitted a memorandum to Director General of Police (DGP) through Lalhminga Darlong, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Northern Range.

Speaking with reporters, TMC leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sushmita Dev said the incident that took place yesterday was “planned, undemocratic and unlawful”.

“I am saddened to see many newspapers saying that the TMC had gone there without obtaining permission. But if we require permission to do something, the administration can tell us about it. Does it mean giving licence to indulge in violent activities?,” Dev questioned. 

Sushmita Dev also said that if permission was an issue in a democratic country, they can always send a show-cause notice.

“But will it mean providing goons with the licence to beat people up? The way they openly beat up everyone without even covering their faces or trying to hide. Everything was done openly. Who can indulge in such acts openly? Only those who have powers and protection provided by the government. This was proved yesterday,” she added.

“But we still have faith in the police and we want a free and fair investigation to be carried out and arrests to be made accordingly. If required, we are also considering breach of privilege and parliamentary procedures. But I have not received the legal opinion yet,” the TMC leader said.

On Friday afternoon, Sushmita Dev and other TMC leaders and members were attacked while campaigning for the upcoming municipal elections on the outskirts of Agartala city.

Dev also alleged being manhandled by miscreants during the attack. The convoys of two vehicles that Dev was travelling in were also severely damaged.

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