Reports quoted police as saying, “Tripura West MP Shankar Prasad Datta’s convoy was returning from a campaign programme when Prahlad Debnath and two others pelted stones, causing minor damage to a vehicle. No one was injured.”
Debnath is being grilled by police and an investigation has been launched against the others.
Debnath has also been charged of attacking the vehicles of BJP MLA Biplab Ghosh before the 2018 Assembly election. He was a CPM member then.
The CPM, however, said that the saffron party had engineered the attack. Datta and three others were injured in the attack by miscreants from the ruling BJP and attributed it to “lack of adequate security”.