The police detained more than 800 Congress party workers and supporters on Monday, who staged protest in different parts of Tripura during the 12-hour bandh called by the party.

Barring a few sporadic incident, no untoward incident were reported during the bandh.

The bandh partially affected normal life with shops and markets being half closed.

The government offices, however, had almost full attendance.

Educational institutions have remained closed since end of March due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Congress party called the bandh in support of the twelve point charter of demands that included proper health services at the Govind Ballabh Panth (GBP) hospital, the state’s lone dedicated Covid-19 hospital in Agartala and other Covid Care Centres, giving Rs 10 lakh to the kin of Covid-19 victims and withdrawal of chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb’s anti-media remark.

They also protested against alleged attacks on Congress workers by the ruling party cadres.

Congress leaders said that their activists were attacked in different parts of the state mainly in Kailasahar in Unakoti district, Udaipur in Gomati district and Agartala.

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