19 - 01 - 2019

Twin Journalist Murder: TJRPF Ends 179 Days Long Agitation

AGARTALA, March 11, 2018 (TVN):   After 179 days  agitation  demanding CBI investigation into the murder of journalist Santanu Bhowmik on September 20 and journalist Sudip Dutta-Bhowmik on November 21 last year by  Tripura Journalists Right Protection Forum (TJRPF) led by veteran editor Subal Dey and veteran journalist Pranab Sarkar was withdrawn  on Sunday.

TJRPF  organized a programme near Rabindra Bhawan yesterday before withdrawing the agitation. Chief Minister Biplab Deb, education minister Ratan Nath, veteran editor Subal Dey, veteran journalist Pranab Sarkar spoke in the programme.

Earlier in the day a final decision on withdawal of the agitation was taken in a general body meeting of TJRPF in the Agartala Press Club

TJRPF had demanded  CBI from  left front government  which was declined  but the newly elected BJP-IPFT government yesterday in its first cabinet meeting decided to hand over the charge of investigation into the twin murders of journalists to the CBI.