1.22 lakh court arrest in Tripura

More than one 1.22 lakh people on Tuesday courted arrest throughout Tripura in response to a `jail bharo` agitation launched by 11 trade unions.

Last Updated: Nov 08, 2011, 23:22 PM IST

Agartala: More than one 1.22 lakh people
on Tuesday courted arrest throughout Tripura in response to a `jail
bharo` agitation launched by 11 trade unions including CITU
and INTUC, CITU sources said.

Among others, CPI-M spokesman Gautam Das, CITU leader
Shankar Dutta and Pijush Nag, Forward Block leader Biswanath
Saha were arrested and later freed by the police.

CITU sources said the working people demonstrated
before central government offices and railway stations
throughout the state.

Police said the movement was peaceful and there was no
untoward incident.

Eleven central trade unions, backed by the Left
parties, Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) called the
country-wide `jail bharo` movement to press for their
six-point charter of demands.

The demands include rollback of petro product price
hikes and check prices of essential commodities, and social
security for the unorganised labourers.

PTI