Agartala: A Sub-inspector of Police and the driver of the police vehicle sustained injury when a group of gamblers attacked them at Chakmaghat area under Teliamura police station where a Makar Sankranti Mela was going on.
Receiving information that some gamblers have assembled near the mela police went there. Sensing the presence of police the gamblers attacked them with lethal weapon and pelted stones on them. Sub-inspector Shyamal Das who was leading the police team sustained injuries and his head was fractured. The driver of the vehicle also sustained injuries while other police officials virtually fled away from the place.
According to police every year during the Makar Sankranti mela gamblers from different parts of the state assembles there and lakhs of rupees used to be transacted.
Inspired by the Chief Minister’s anti-drug drive this year police decided to prevent open gambling and accordingly the raid was conducted. Following the incident, police launched a raid but none of the gamblers and attackers could be arrested so far.
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