A team from poll strategist Prashant Kishor’s IPAC has allegedly been detained in Tripura, where they had gone to do some groundwork for Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress. The Tripura Police have been camping at the hotel lobby since morning and are not allowing them to leave the premises, sources in the IPAC have said.
The 22 IPAC employees were in Agartala to assess the political situation and potential support base for the Trinamool Congress.
This morning, the police allegedly stopped team from leaving their hotel, saying they have violated Covid norms.
Sources in the IPAC said the team had all the necessary Covid papers.
The police said the questioning of the team at the hotel was part of routine check-up.
“The outsiders– around 22 persons — were roaming around in various places. Since Covid restrictions are in place, we are inquiring to verify the reasons behind their arrival and stay in the city. They all underwent Covid tests on Monday, the reports are awaited,” Manik Das, a senior police officer of West Tripura, was quoted as saying by news agency Press Trust of India.