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More than a 100 Congress activists and leaders were detained in Agartala Yesterday afternoon for taking out a rally without permission to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi

More than a 100 Congress activists and leaders were detained in Agartala Yesterday afternoon for taking out a rally without permission to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi.

The Congress party claimed their workers were manhandled and lathi-charged, but allegation have denied by Tripura police.

The rally, which was denied permission, came up against a police barricade at Gandhi statue close to Agartala Circuit House.

The rally was also supposed to witness the oath-taking of some Tripura Congress frontal wing executives recently appointed by the All India Congress Committee (AICC).

As many as 100 people of Tripura Congress including senior leaders Gopal Chandra Roy and Subal Bhowmik, were detained and taken to Police Line. They were allowed to go three hours later.

West Agartala Police Station Officer in-charge Subrata Chakraborty denied the allegations of lathi charge, and said the police only ensured the mob was dispersed.

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