INPT supporters held

11 Dec 2018

Tripura Police on Monday arrested 450 picketers of the Indigenous Nationalist Party of Twipra (INPT) after it blocked stretches of NH-8 and railway tracks, as part of a 12-hour strike to press for scrapping of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016. West Tripura SP Ajit Pratap Singh said there were no reports of any violence and 450 picketers were arrested at 2 pm after the party withdrew the agitation. Assistant Inspector General Smriti Ranjan Das said a large contingent of Tripura Police, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Tripura State Rifles (TSR) personnel were deployed before the strike commenced at 6 am in Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) areas of West Tripura district. (PTI)