Pradyot Deb Barman the chairman of TIPRA Motha along with party candidate for Bodhjangnagar-Wakinagar autonomous district council constituency Runiel Debbarma has been attacked at the sub-divisional magistrate’s office at Mohanpur in West Tripura district.

The TIPRA chief along with Runiel Debbarma had gone to the SDM’s on Friday to collect the identity cards of the latters’ counting agents when they were allegedly attacked.

It has been alleged that identity cards were not issued in the names of the counting agents.

Animesh Debbarma, general secretary of TIPRA Motha said, “People from BJP and IPFT attacked Pradyot Deb Barman and Runiel Debbarma.”

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“They took shelter inside the SDM office to save their lives,” he said.

The IGP (law and order) was informed about the whole incident and police later rescued the TIPRA chief and the party candidate from there.

The SDM office was also vandalized, which was caught on the CCTV installed in the office.

Meanwhile, unconfirmed sources said that there was a huge clash between TIPRA Motha and BJP supporters outside the SDM office that lasted for some time.

However, the district administration did not know anything about this.

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