Agartala: At least 22 members of Prashant Kishor’s Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC) were detained by the Tripura police on Monday from a private hotel for interrogation, said police.
The members of the IPAC, run by political strategist Prashant Kishor, were detained by the East Agartala police staff on Monday.
Sources said that for the past one week, members of Prashant Kishor’s team have been surveying public opinion on behalf of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) across the state, including Agartala.
The police detained them at the hotel to find out their identities, sources said. The team in question was instrumental in the TMC’s win in the West Bengal Assembly elections recently.
Reportedly, the team has now signed to work in Tripura till the next assembly election scheduled in 2023.
Speaking with reporters, East Agartala Police Station officer in-charge Saroj Bhattacharya said the members of I-PAC were detained by the police.
Sources from the police also said that the number of the members from the I-PAC team is likely to be above 50 and they have spread across the state to survey and meet people from different parts of Tripura.
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