On Wednesday, several Trinamool Congress leaders and activists, including the party’s Tripura unit president Asish Lal Sinha, were arrested in the State’s Unakoti district. The police said that they gathered in violation of the prevailing COVID restrictions.
As reported by PTI, Parth Munda, the officer-in-charge of the Kailashahar police station stated that “Twenty-one people were arrested as they violated the COVID restrictions and made an unlawful gathering”. “They were put in a temporary jail. The arrests were made in presence of an Executive Magistrate,” he added.
Tripura TMC President Mr. Sinha confirmed that 82 activists and leaders of the party, including himself and TMC’s Unakoti district President Anjan Chakraborty, were arrested. He told PTI, “When I was hoisting the party flag to pay homage to the martyrs at Gournagar, police arrested 82 party leaders and activists”.
The TMC leaders had gathered at Gournagar to pay homage to the Youth Congress activists allegedly killed in police firing in Kolkata on this day in 1993 during a rally led by then Congress leader Mamata Banerjee.