16 - 08 - 2018

TBA calls of strike after assurance from CS

AGARTALA, March 6, 2018 (TVN):  Tripura Bar Association (TBA) called off their five days long  strike  after steps taken by the chief secretary Sanjeev Ranjan.

The chief secretary in a letter of to DG  A.K.Shukla  told him to take action on the FIR filed by advocate Tapan Saha who was allegedly assaulted by a government officials as well as to conduct an inquiry into the matter .

The chief secretary also constituted a one-man commission of inquiry headed by  principal secretary of finance department , M.Nagaraju. He was told to submit report  within a week  to chief secretary.

It is mentionable here that  on the night of 1 March DM Dr. Milind Ramteke, SP West Abhijit Saptarshi and ADM Shailesh Yadav alongwith police  had gone to Khosh Bagan area in the heart of Agartala to conduct a search operation  after getting  information  that in a godown  large quantity of sound crackers had been stored.

Advocate Tapan Saha who lives next to the godown argued with the police personnel and requested them to have the search conducted by experts as any explosion would engulf the entire residential area with fire leading to high casualties.

But neither Shailesh Yadav nor police personnel were convinced and this led to heated exchange of words and finally a minor scuffle in which advocate Tapan Saha was allegedly manhandled by both police and government officials. Tapan Saha was also brought to the West Agartala police station and confined for the night and was released by court next day on bail .

This led to the launching of advocates strike from March 2 and it was only this morning that the copy of chief secretary’s order had been sent to the Tripura Bar Association , leading to the withdrawal of the five day old strike. Normal work in the courts resumed after the TBA formally withdrew the strike by an announcement.