Tripura: Cases registered, Section 144 imposed in Dharmanagar after vandalism of mosque, shops


Guwahati: A day after a mosque and several shops were vandalised in North Tripura’s Panisagar area during a VHP rally, two cases have been registered in the matter. Section 144 prohibiting gatherings has also been imposed at Panisagar, Dharmanagar and adjoining areas, said Superintendent of Police, North Tripura, Bhanupada Chakraborty, adding security has also been deployed in these places.

On Tuesday, the mosque and shops were vandalised at Panisagar sub-division, 155 km northwards from Agartala, allegedly by a section of Vishwa Hindu Parishad activists who took out a 3500-strong protest rally against the recent vandalism of Durga Puja pandals in Bangladesh.

The DSP added that one case each has been filed by both parties at the local police station on the incident. However, there were no arrests till the latest reports came in.

“The situation is in control now. Last night, we spoke to leaders of both communities and with their help we have been able to bring the situation under control,” said Bhanupada Chakraborty, district superintendent of police.

The Tripura Police in a tweet said, “North Tripura District Police is taking lawful action in connection with the incident that happened today. The situation is under control. Some people are spreading rumours and circulating provocative messages on social media. It is an appeal to all not to believe such messages and maintain peace.”

Lawful action will be initiated against those who are circulating rumours on social media platforms and are trying to disturb peaceful environment, the police added.

(Inputs from Agencies)