From a correspondent
Agartala, Nov 19 : In a significant move, the police registered two cases against the leaders of the ruling CPI(M) and the BJP for holding procession, shouting provocative slogan and inciting violence at Manik Bhandar in Kamalpur sub-division, defying the prohibitory orders issued by the Sub-divisiol Magistrate.
Accused include the CPI(M) MLA Anjan Das, chairperson of the Durga Choumuhani Panchyat Samity Mabendra Deb and Local Committee secretary of the CPI(M) and vice- president of the BJP State committee Subal Bhoumik, BJP district president Parimal Debbarma and Surma Mandal president Sunil Das.
All of them have been summoned before the Sub-divisiol Judicial Magistrate on November 16. However, both the parties filed petitions seeking some more time. On October 14, the BJP hold a public meeting at Manik Bhandar and soon after the CPI (M) took out a procession shouting provocative slogan. This incited a clash between the supporters of both the parties. Later, police had to use tear gas shells to mage the irate mob and control the situation.
Following the incident, the Sub-divisiol Magistrate issued a prohibitory order on holding meeting and processions for four days.
But the CPI (M) workers, led by MLA Anjan Das, defying the order took out a procession shouting slogans.
Similarly, the BJP too hold a public meeting at Baman Chera where Subal Bhoumik and others delivered provocative speeches.