Tripura Elections: 16 Post-Poll Violence Incidents In 48 Hrs

| Updated: February 19, 2023 5:57 pm

During the February 16 Assembly elections in Tripura, which resulted in 21 arrests, a total of 16 post-poll violent events were reported, according to the state’s Chief Election Officer (CEO), Gitte Kirankumar Dinkarrao.

In regard to the 400 companies of the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) that the Union Home Ministry sent out, Dinkarrao claimed that many of them were sent to the election-bound states of Nagaland and Meghalaya, where the Assembly elections would take place on February 27. 

“A substantial number of CAPF is still in different parts of Tripura who would remain in the state till the counting of votes on March 2 to prevent any kind of post-poll violence,” the CEO said. 

According to Dinkarrao, peace meetings were organised on Saturday in each of the 23 sub-divisions due to the post-election violence. Urging people to maintain peace and harmony, the CEO said that if anyone takes the law in his hand, the authority would take strict action against them.

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