25 - 05 - 2018

BJP – IPFT clash, three injured

SANTIRBAZAAR, April 24,2018 (TVN): The Agartala  - Sabroom road was blocked at Patissarry, after clash broke out between supporters  two allies  BJP and IPFT on Monday.  All it started for a CPI(M) supporter. For last few days some CPI (M) supporters of the area expressed willingness to join BJP. But BJP do not want them to join. Later they joined IPFT.

On Monday in Garo colony of Birchandramanu  there was a meeting of  IPFT.  There clash started between allies BJP and IPFT. OC of Manu outpost went to the area, he was attacked and injured. In clash between both party three person was seriously injured. Agitated IPFT supports blocked Agartala – Sabroom road. Due to the blockade hundreds of vehicles got stranded on both sides of the road. Later after assurance from local administration blockade was called off by IPFT supporters after half an hour.    

Rose Valley Scam: CBI To Question Badal, Bijita

AGARTALA, April 24,2018 (TVN):  CBI will question two former ministers and sitting MLA of  CPI(M) Badal Choudhury and Bijita Nath regarding Rose Valley chitfund scam. A letter in this regard was sent to state government and speaker of  Tripura state legislative assembly on 19 April by  Sudip Ray,SP of CBI office  in  Kolkata .

 As per the letter it was mentioned  Bijta nath will be questioned on 25 April  at 2 PM afternoon in her residence at Kadamtala, North Tripura district. Badal Choudhury will be questioned on 26 April at 11 AM  morning in his Agartala address MLA hostel.

 Ray, SP of CBI  requested in the letter to assembly speaker to inform both former minister and MLAs about it. Speaker is also requested  to see that both stays in their respective place and schedule time when CBI comes for questioning..According to law before question any legislators, ministers and former minister  it should be first brought to the notice of assembly speaker. So Ray brought the matter to the notice of speaker first.  

 Besides in the letter  to speaker, SP of CBI  wanted to know the name, address and contact number of   private secretary of Badal Choudhury from 26 August 2004 to March 2008. The private secretary was told report to CBI unit office in Gorkhabasti before DSP T. Bardhan on 26 April at 2 PM. He will  also be questioned by CBI.

  The CBI have earlier questioned Bijita Nath and Gautam Das, state  CPI(M) party spokeperson on June 2017.

College principal abused, car vandalized by ABVP

AMARPUR, April 24,2018 (TVN): The private car of  government degree college principal  was vandalized allegedly by  ABVP supporters on  Monday. Tension gripped the college after the incident. Later after local MLA took initiative and brought the situate under control

Dr. Sankar Bhattacheree joined the college on 16 April as principal.  On second day  of taking charge, student council general secretary  Mukta Sarkar met him and  demanded to defer the date of college examination.  Principal rejected the illegal demand, on this student council members abused him in his office its alleged .

After being abused college principal did not take action whereas   Mutka’s nuisance  in the college  did not stop. She used to come  without  college uniform. Even after repeated notice to she kept coming to college on civil dress. Finally one day she not allowed to enter the college.

The  over enthusiastic AVBP  leader  threatened  the principal of dire consequences.  Principal of eh college   brought the matter to notice of local MLA Ranjit Das.

On Monday, principal while entering the college with his private car was stopped by ABVP supporters. They  demanded no car can be taken in the college premise. But principal took the car and parked near academic building.

After some time Mukta with some students came  started vandalizing the car and abusing principal. Police from Birganj police station arrived and brought the situation under control. Local MLA Ranjit Das took initative and held meeting in principla’s office room.In the meeting Mukta Sarkar and those students involved with the incident  apologized to principal for their behaviour.  

It is mentionable here that the Dr. Sankar Bhattacherjee  earlier  worked  in this college as faculty.  During that time he worked with dedication and many of his students are working today  in different position of the administration.The attack on such a   principal has caused widespread resentments among  large section of people of  Amarpur.

             

Housewife Sexually Assaulted, Two Arrested

TELIAMURA, April 23, 2018 (TVN):  Barely after twenty four  hours of case registration of accused rape of minor girl  in Teliamura police station another case of sexual assault on  a housewife was registered.  

The incident of sexual assault happened on Saturday morning in North Krishnapur old market area.Police have arrested  two person after registering a case by the victim.

Police said the  house wife who is  mother of two children went to search her goat in the nearby jungle. There two person – Chandra Mohan Sarkar ( 37) and Laxmikant Sarkar ( 30) started abusing  and sexually assaulting her. When she cried for help both ran away.

When she narrated the incidents to her neighbours, they  suggested to register a case. On Sunday, the victim filed case in Teliamura police station. Police arrested both accused under section 354/354 (B) of IPC.

Its mentionable here that on Friday night police of Teliamura police station  have arrested BJP leader accused of raping a minor girl.               

Milind Ramteke receives award of excellence from PM

AGARTALA, April 22, 2018 (TVN):  Dr. Milind Ramteke, DM  & Collector of West Tripura  district  and  Arun Bhattacherjee , Deputy Director Agriculture, west Tripura district  of  received Prime Minister’s award for excellence in public administration 2018 for the excellent work done for implementation of Pradhan Mantri  Fasal Bima Yojna ( PMFBY) in the year 2017 – 18 under West Tripura district. The award was conferred  by Prime Minister Narendra Modi  on Saturday  at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi to Dr. Ramteke.On this occasion union minister  Jitendra Singh, principal secretary to PM, chief secretary of government of Tripura and other officials was present.       

RSS officials Abduction and Murder In 1999: SIT constituted To Investigate

AGARTALA, April ,21, 2018 (TVN):A  special investigation team (SIT) headed by inspector Kamalendu Bhowmik was constituted by  BJP – IPFT government of Tripura   to investigate  murder of four RSS officials , said   chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb  to a national  news channel in course of an interview.
Four RSS officials, not ordinary workers, but high level officials (and full time workers, as they call them, pracharaks) were kidnapped on 6 August 1999 in Tripura, held captive for over a year and brutally tortured and killed.

Those abducted and later declared killed were: kshetra karyavah (Zonal General Secretary) of West Bengal, Assam and the North-East Shyamal Kanti Sengupta, pracharak working in southern Assam Dinendranath Dey, Agartala vibhag pracharak (area-in-charge) Sudhamay Dutta, and district pracharak Subhankar Chakravarty. No less a man than the in-charge of entire West Bengal and North-East was killed. They were all abducted from a Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram-run students’ hostel in Tripura’s Kanchanchhada area. The NLFT i.e. National Liberation Front of Tripura confessed its crime.

They were tortured for over 1 year. In April 2000, they were alive and communicated that they were being tortured. On 3 April 2000, there was a report on Rediff.com titled : “Kidnapped RSS pracharaks plead for help“:

    “The four Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh pracharaks abducted by an insurgent group in the northeastern state of Tripura have written to their colleagues stating that they are alive, but under great physical and mental stress. The NLFT, one of the two major insurgent groups in the state, has several camps in the Chittagong hills, just across Tripura’s porous international border with Bangladesh.

   The four pracharaks, all from West Bengal, were abducted by NLFT extremists on August 6, 1999, from a remote hamlet in the state’s Dhalai district. All four- Shyamal Sengupta, Dinen De, Sudhamay Dutta and Subhankar Datta- were on a visit to a school run by the RSS-affiliated Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram (Tribal Welfare Organisation).

   According to RSS officials in Guwahati, the letter, which bears the signatures of all four pracharaks, speaks about their “great mental agony and tension”. “We are still alive, but physically and mentally unwell. Please take up the matter with the authorities to ensure our release at the earliest,” the letter said.

   The NLFT had initially demanded Rs 10 million as ransom, but later scaled it down to Rs 5 million. The RSS leadership is, however, against paying any ransom. “We have already conveyed our stand to the NLFT,” a top RSS leader in the Northeast told rediff.com

   Indeed, even K S Sudarshan, the new RSS chief, on a recent visit to Tripura ruled out paying any ransom to the militants. “If we pay money for their release, the RSS will be unable to work here,” he told a gathering of RSS workers in December 1999.

   The family members of the four pracharaks collected Rs 1 million and handed it over to the NLFT about a month ago, but the insurgents refused to accept the sum and stuck to their demand for Rs 5 million. The impasse between the RSS and the insurgent outfit is thus likely to continue since both sides have refused to budge from their respective positions.

   In fact, the RSS has launched an agitation against the NLFT and started highlighting the contribution of the four pracharaks to the development of the tribals in remote areas in Tripura. All four RSS activists were frequent visitors to the state over the last two decades and are well known and respected in the area, RSS officials say.

   The Sangh had, in fact, accused Christian missionaries operating in Tripura of having instigated the kidnapping by the NLFT, which has a large number of Christians among its cadres. The Church has, however, denied this allegation.”

RSS General Secretary (No. 2) and then Joint General Secretary H V Seshadri (he occupied both these positions, he was General Secretary from 1994-2000 and then Joint General Secretary from 2000-2003) had sat on a dharna before Tripura House in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, with thousands of swayamsewaks demanding the early release of these pracharaks in Tripura. The pracharaks were later killed under the nose of the CPM government of Tripura. The CPM government did nothing to save them.

   Even the then BJP-led NDA Government did not do enough to save these 4 pracharaks. In fact, even the then Sarkaryawah (General Secretary) Mohan Bhagwat, who was a man who totally avoided public exposure and political comments until he became Sarsanghachalak in 2009 publicly blamed the BJP-led NDA Government too along with the Tripura Government of the Left