Tura violence: TMC leader Richard Marak and 22 others arrested by Police

As many as 23 people, mostly belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Trinamool Congress (TMC), and a hardcore NPP worker were amongst the people arrested on Tuesday for their involvement in pelting stones at the chief minister’s office in Tura yesterday.


Of these, eight are BJP members and thirteen are TMC members, police said.

Hardcore NPP worker, Jackson A Sangma, was also arrested.


Two are members of the BJP mahila morcha – Bellina M Marak (32) and Dilche Ch Marak (40).


The other members of the BJP include Bartho Ch Sangma (19), Salseng Ch Momin (28), Brendip R Marak (34), Akanrik M Sangma (21), Khuswant M Sangma (33), Bellina M Marak (32) and Dilche Ch Marak (40).


Salseng was also a UDP candidate in the last MDC election from Siju constituency.

Police also shared the names of Thengsang ch Momin and Anurag A Sangma.

The TMC members, who were arrested are – Bregrimseng S Marak (19), Pangchu R Sangma (18), Kimkim K Sangma (32), Lastbirth M Marak (23), Sangra R Marak (32), Greatster N Marak (27), Tengchang D Sangma (20), Tengma Ch Marak (28), Jaseng Ch Marak (40), Gamchu R Sangma (20), Kebin Ch Marak (28), Chianing Sangma and Richard M Marak.


At least 5 police personnel were injured during the stone pelting incident when an unruly mob start attacking the CMO in Tura when the chief minister Conrad K Sangma was having a meeting with the representatives of the ACHIK, who were staging the hunger strike protest demanding implementation of a backlog policy and to declare Tura as winter capital of the state.

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