Three police personnel injured in a scuffle with TMC leaders at Silchar airport, TMC’s Assam unit chief quit party
by Hemanta Kumar Nath, 02/08/2018, Guwahati

Three police personnel including two women constable were injured in a scuffle when Assam police tried to prevent the members of the All India Trinamool Congress (AITMC) delegation team from going out of the Kumbhirgram airport in Barak Valley’s Silchar. According to the reports, the incident was happened at the time when eight-member delegation team of TMC arrived at Silchar’s Kumbhirgram airport to assess the situation in Assam in the wake of the complete draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) publication.The delegation team of TMC by West Bengal minister Firhad Hakim, MPs Sukhendu Sekhar Ray, Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, Ratna De Nag, Nadimul Haque, Arpita Ghosh, Mamata Thakur, MLA Mohua Moitra arrived at the airport via a Jet Airways flight at 1-50 pm tried to violate the Section 144 of CrPC imposed in Silchar.

When the police personnel tried to resist them from going out of the airport, situation turned worsen and the TMC delegation team members shouted against the police act. Assam DGP Kuladhar Saikia said that, two cases have been registered against the TMC MPs and MLAs, were for their violation of Section 144 of CrPC and causing injuries to police personnel.The Assam DGP further said that, the TMC leaders were not arrested. On the other hand, the TMC delegation team is scheduled to visit Guwahati tomorrow, but the Guwahati city police have already imposed Section 144 of CrPC in the city to maintain law and order.

Earlier, Assam Transport minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said that, Assam government has no objection to TMC leaders visiting Assam, but if they try to create disturbance over the NRC issue, the government will be bound to take action.On the other hand, being disappointed over West Bengal Chief Minister and All India Trinamool Congress (AITMC) leader Mamata Banerjee‘s remarks on the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, Assam AITMC chief and former MLA of Hajo constituency Dipenj Pathak quit the party.

While resigning from the TMC’s Assam unit president post, Dipen Pathak said in a press conference held in Guwahati on Thursday that, Mamata Banerjee has tried to disrupt the present peaceful situation in Assam by sending TMC delegation team to Barak Valley from West Bengal. Dipen Pathak alleged that, the TMC supremo didn’t discuss anything on the matter with him or other leaders of Assam.On Wednesday, two TMC leaders of Assam Diganta Saikia and Pradeep Pachoni quit the party and said that, Mamata Banerjee doesn’t know any ground reality.