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Enough forces in Tripura to tackle violence: MHA

Published : Mar 7, 2018, 2:01 am IST
Updated : Mar 7, 2018, 2:01 am IST

Sporadic clashes between rival political groups were reported in different parts of Tripura after the poll results were declared.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh  (Photo: PTI)
 Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: The Union home ministry on Tuesday said that Tripura has enough Central and state police forces to tackle the violence which erupted following the victory of the BJP-IPFT coalition in the recent Assembly elections. The Centre has also asked the state administration to take all preventive measures to ensure that the law and order and peace is maintained.

A home ministry spokespersons said that there were “adequate central security forces and state police are available in Tripura for maintaining law and order and restoring peace”.’

Senior home ministry officials are in touch with state officials and closely monitoring the situation in Tripura.

Union home secretary Rajiv Gauba also discussed the law and order situation with state chief secretary Sanjeev and director-general of police A.K. Shukla. Mr Gauba directed the two officials to ensure that adequate preventive measures are taken to maintain law and order, control the ongoing violence as well as restore peace and public order.

Home minister Rajnath Singh has also discussed the issue with the Tripura governor Tathagata Roy and the state police chief, saying that peace should be maintained the state till a new government assumes charge. The BJP had managed an astounding victory in Tripura Assembly polls defeating the Communist government which was in power for the past 25-years in the state.

Violent incidents have been reported from some parts of Tripura between different political factions soon after the Assembly election results came out on Saturday. Agitating mob completely demolished a statue of Lenin in South Tripura’s Belonia town on Monday using a bulldozer.

Talking to the media outside Parliament, minister of state for home Hansraj Ahir said the Centre was closely monitoring the situation in Tripura and that he was confident the state would be able to control the sporadic incidents of violence.

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