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Agartala, November 10: Eight persons were injured in clashes between CPI (M) and BJP at Murabari area in Bishalgarh on Thursday night. The clashes started centering some petty altercation and soon flamed up to a big skirmish, Superintendent of Police (Sepahijala) Sudipta Das told The Northeast Today.
The clashes started around 7:30-8:00 PM last evening. As per latest reports, around 8 were injured from both parties. All of them are now under treatment at GB Hospital, Das said.
Sources at GB Hospital said that the injured were rushed for medical attention late night yesterday. Most of them had head injuries and bled profusely. However, none were in any mortal danger anymore, the source informed.
When asked about the issue, a duty officer from Bishalgarh Police Station said that the issue started from petty altercations between supporters of the two opponent parties in front of a school at Murabari area in Bishalgarh around 8 PM last evening.
Clashes continued till late night, the police said.
BJP spokesperson Mrinal Kanti Deb said, "BJP supporters were assaulted by attackers from CPI (M) party at 8 PM last evening".
According to local sources, a BJP party office was demolished at Karaiamura during the clashes.
Injured BJP supporters were taken to Bishalgarh Sub-Divisional Hospital for treatment where CPI(M) workers put up gherao.
According to CPI (M) state secretary Bijan Dhar, BJP had meticulously planned attack on left supporters at Murabari in similar lines like yesteryears' Congress thugs.
A local office of TMSU was ransacked, he alleged and said that there was a concerted effort to destabilize left front government in Tripura by creating terror tactics.
Phases of political violence continued till late night on Thursday.
Reacting to the incident, BJP spokesperson Mrinal Kant Deb said his party was monitoring all those involved in such incidents.
"We shall pay each of them back in their own coin in good time", he said.
CPI (M) state secretary Bijan Dhar put up a naked threat too. He said that nobody would be let to walk away if CPI (M) supporters were attacked.
BJP is cooking some evil plan to create unrest before the assembly election. If our party workers are attacked, we will pay them back, Dhar said.
The local administration has imposed tight security in and around Murabari area since last night. However, Section 144 was not imposed.