Cannabis Cultivators Attack Tripura Police Personnel

Cannabis Cultivators Attack Tripura Police Personnel

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Agartala, January 10, 2019:

An anti-cannabis operation jointly initiated by Tripura Police and forest guards went awry as a mob of cannabis cultivators retaliated and attacked the personnel.

The incident took place, on Thursday at Tailbanda area under Dhanpur assembly constituency of Sepahijala district when police and forest personnel initiated an operation of destroying cannabis fields in adjoining Tailbanda, Neurmura and Kamal Chowdhury Para areas.

As soon as the team entered Neurmura fields after destroying Kamal Chowdhury Para, a large mob comprising cannabis cultivators launched a violent attack on the police.

The retaliation of the cannabis smugglers took a grave turn when the mob went on to a rampage and started vandalizing the nearby Tailbanda police station.

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An official vehicle of the police force was also vandalized and the cannabis growers attempted to set fire to it. Later, the mob barged into the police station and tried to ransack the place.

In response to the dire situation, a large contingent comprising police and TSR was deployed in the area to disperse the mob. BSF personnel from Bisalgarh were also deployed in order to bring the situation.

The police successfully arrested three persons in connection with the case. Souvik Dey, the of SDPO Sonamura has said that the situation is under control now. Meanwhile, number of people from the force sustained injuries who are being treated and police is trying to track the people who spearheaded the violence yesterday.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Jan 10, 2020