30 - 03 - 2020

FIR against AMC commissioner Dr. Sailesh KumarYadav; after heated exchange with two BJP MLAs

Agartala, March 5,2020:  A complaint was registered against Agartala Municipal Commissioner Dr. Sailesh Kumar Yadav, IAS on Wednesday in West Agartala Police station. The FIR was filed by Chandan Naha, an   office bearer of the Agartala Maharajganj Bazar Traders Association. In the FIR,  Naha alleged that the Commissioner of Agartala Municipal Corporation had threatened to shoot him during a deputation in the presence of the Mayor of AMC Dr. Prafullajit Sinha, yesterday afternoon and had behaved rudely with him. 

Ashish Kumar Saha and Ramprasad Pal, the two MLAs of Baradowali and Suryamaninagar assembly constituencies, respectively were present in the heated situation during the deputation. Meanwhile, Naha has filed a FIR with the West Police Station last night. West Police OC Subrata Chakraborty admitted the FIR and said that, police is investigating the entire matter. 

Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) sources said, a delegation of some businessmen from Maharajganj Bazar, accompanied by the two MLAs, had gone  to the deputation with Dr Prafullajit Sinha, the mayor of AMC.  During the deputation one member of the delegation of the businessmen from Maharajganj Bazar raised objection to the large scale eviction drive at the Maharajganj Bazar areas and charged that AMC authority was violating the directives of the High Court in  evicting some traders in Maharajganj market area. During the deputation, the Commissioner declined to comment on the case of directives issued by  the High Court. And said he will not relent on the eviction issue  where the debate began. At that time, Yadav, the commissioner of the council, allegedly became agitated. 

After the deputation was postponed, Chandan Naha, one office bearer of the Maharajganj Market Traders Association, complained that he was suffering from insecurity by the language with which  Municipal  Commissioner Yadav had  threatened him. Moreover, the two BJP MLAs also complained to the media that the Municipal commissioner had behaved badly with the two legislators. About the entire matter, Agartala 'Pura Parishad' Mayor Dr  Prafuljit Sinha commented in front of the media, describing the incident as unpleasant and sad. But as soon as the whole thing came out in public domain  through social media, there was intense reaction in the political and administrative space. 

In the presence of two BJP MLAs in front of a Mayor, the language used during deputation was unwarranted, opined sources privy to knowledge of what happened . Both the MLAs in front of media said that Dr Yadav had called the deputies and threatened to drive them out of the conference hall. But Shailesh Yadav claimed that he had not done any wrong to the MLAs or anyone present at deputation. But the BJP's two MLAs complained that Mr Yadav had left the mayor's room without accepting deputation. 

Both the BJP MLAs complained in front of the media that the Agartala municipal commissioner acted in a very unfriendly manner. They informed the matter to their party president Dr Manik Saha and Assembly Speaker to take necessary action against Dr Yadav.  

 It is reported that after the incident on March 4, afternoon the Agartala Municipal commissioner informed  his Secretary of the Urban Development Office about the whole matter. Secretary of Urban Development  Kiran Gitte, IAS,  reported the matter to the Urban Development Minister and the Chief Minister. So far, the Chief Minister has not reacted to the media in this regard. However, according to a reliable source, the Chief Minister Biplab Deb told  an administrative officer concerned that any officer is supposed to  work for the state as per rule and policy framed by the government. And if he has acted according to law  an officer has nothing to fear.

 

Satya Gopal Chattopadhyay appointed HC Judge

Agartala, March 5,2020:Satya Gopal Chattopadhyay has been appointed as a judge, High Court of Tripura.The  name of  the register general  was cleared by  the Supreme Court Collegium  and the Union Ministry of Law and Justice on Wednesday has also cleared the collegiums recommendation and appointed him as judge of HC.

The notification of union ministry signed by Rajinder Kashyap, joint secretary to the government of India said that in exercise of the power conferred by clause (I) of Article-217 of the Constitution, the President is pleased to appoint S G Chattopadhyay to be a judge of the High Court of Tripura with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office.

Now, with Chattopadhyay's appointment, there will be four judges in High Court of Tripura. After retirement of Justice S C Das in March, 2017 last, the post of judge from judicial service quota had been lying vacant till date.

 

Kumar Alok transferred in Tripura Bhawan, Delhi

Agartala, March 5,2020: Additional chief secretary,Kumar Alok, with additional charge of additional chief secretary to the Chief Minister, has been transferred and posted as Chief Resident Commissioner , Tripura Bhavan , New Delhi with immediate effect, according to an official notification.

Kumar Alok, considered one of the most powerful bureaucrats of the state administration has been asked to hand over the charge on or after March 10 next.

Dr. P. K.  the Director of Industries and Commerce with additional charge of Tripura Bamboo Mission and Spl Secretary to the Chief Minister will hold the additional charge of General Administration (Confidential and Cabinet) in addition with effect from the date Kumar Alok relinquishes the charge.

Kumar, a senior IAS officer, who was once trusted bureaucrat of the government, had been trying to get posting outside the state for quite long time. And, finally he has got a posting in Delhi but did not get a central deputation.

School of Science students shine in TCS and TPS

Agartala, March 4,2020:Students of School of Science for TCS and TPS have once again proved their mettle and have made the institute proud. The School of Science    premier institute of state and entire northeast for success in competitive exams for higher education as well as for high government services.TCS and TPS Grade-II exams , results of which were notified yesterday.

Announcing this the principal of the School of Science and leading educationist Abhijeet Bhattacharjee said that in the TCS Grade-II exam thirty students from his institute had appeared in written test and interviews and fifteen of them have achieved success.

The first three positions in the TCS have been captured by the candidates from the 'School of Science' and they respectively are Kaberi Nath, Abhijit Majumder and Pritam Debnath. Bhattacharjee said that in the TPS section 9 out of 10 candidates achieved success, capturing all three top positions. Pushan Debnath who stood first overall in both TCS and TPS opted for the TPS while Sutapa Deb and Debanjali Roy respectively got 2nd and 3rd positions . Debanjanli is the daughter of retired IG of Tripura police , B.K.Roy.

Commenting on the results, principal Abhijit Bhattacharjee said that but for less marks obtained in the written test , candidates of the 'School of Science' would have done still better in the overall results declared yesterday.

Dr. Manik Saha new BJP state president

Agartala, Jan 15,2020;Dr. Manik Saha, has been formally declared as the new BJP state president on Wednesday in presence of party's central leaders.

Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhwat, who acted as the observer for the party's organizational election, declared the name of Dr. Saha as the new state president in presence of Mahendra Singh, a cabinet minister of Uttar Pradesh government, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb and MP Pratima Bhoumik.

Party karyakarats- Dr. Ashok Sinha and Shambo Lal Chakma have been elected as the national council's members from the state. They will vote for the BJP national president elections.

Deb, who was the state party president, hoped the party would grow further under the leadership of Dr. Saha. "When I started work as BJP state president in 2016, the people used to tell my team is small and will not be able to compete with the CPI(M). In the 2018, Assembly elections, the BJP has won as many as 36 seats and toppled the Marxist fort after 25 years. I hope Dr. Saha will won improve party's tally from 36 to 60", he said.

Dr. Saha on his part promised to put in all possible efforts to improve party's base in the state with full cooperation from the party karyakarats.

While speaking at the proramme, Shekhwat hoped that the party would continue to work on the Modiji's slogan- Sabka Saath Sabka Vikash and Viswas under the new leadership in the state. 

 

Biggest haul of Yaba tablets worth of Rs. 8.5 crore seized

Agartala Jan 04 ,2019 :  Border Security Force in its resolution for the Year 2020, has pledged upon to protect the security and sanctity of International Border by tightening noose on smuggling of Narcotics and Contraband items. In this series, BSF along with DRI, Agartala has given the first big jolt to the narcotic syndicate  on the second day of the new year  2020 by seizing the biggest consignment of Yaba in the Northeast region so far.

Acting on specific intelligence input provided by BSF Intelligence branch about storing of huge consignment of Narcotic drugs in the house of an Indian national namely TunuMiah of  Matinagar village under Amtali poice station for smuggling it across border to Bangladesh on January 2nd at about 9 PM by  a joint team of BSF troops and DRI officials, Agartala swiftly cordoned the target house. It is pertinent to mention here that Tunu Miah presently residing at Bishalgarh and has provided his house to his nephew namely Soyag  Miah for further use. On observing joint operation teams of BSF and DRI approaching near the house, the occupants managed to run away taking the advantage of darkness. During thorough search of the house in presence of two independent witnesses, above Ops party recovered two cartons and a polythene bag containing huge quantity of Yaba tablets. The said cartons and polythene bag were opened leading to recovery and seizure of 1,68,500 Nos of Yaba tablets worth around Rs. 8.52Crores along with02Maruti cars, which were being used for transportation of the consignment of drugs. Seized items handed over to DRI Agartala on the spot for further legal action.

Besides above operational achievements, BSF troops deployed on Indo Bangladesh border in Tripura, also succeeded in seizing contraband items like 1145 bottles of Phensedyl, 31 kg Ganja, 03 cattle and other miscellaneous items having combined market value of Rs. 14,69,828/- along with Bangladesh Taka 1,00,000/- on same date.

It is pertinent to mention that during the year 2019, BSF seized and apprehended following items and persons from Indo-BD border in the State of Tripura, which clearly reflects BSF commitment towards making “Tripura -A Drug Free State” and maintaining the sanctity of the International Border.