12 - 12 - 2019

Badal shifted to ICU after alleged torture by IO

Agartala,Nov17,2019:Badal Choudhury,former PWD Minister and incumbent deputy leader of opposition has been shifted to the ICU of GB hospital on Saturday night from Bishalghar central jail  after complaining of acute chest pain. He is in 13 days jail custody for alleged PWD scam case.

On Saturday night Choudhury was first shifted to Bishalgarh subdivisional hospital from central jail after deterioration of his health condition. Later, hhe was referred to GB Hospital and doctors shifted him at the ICU of the hospital.

Hospital sources said that Choudhury has been suffering from acute chest pain with abnormal pulse and high blood pressure.

The defence team of lawyers alleged that the former minister complaint that he was physically and mentally tortured by investigating officer (IO) of the Crime Branch, Dy. SP Ajay Kumar Das during interrogation inside the central jail complex.

However, defense lawyers said that their case challenging the FIR against Chaudhury at the Division Bench of High Court of Tripura will appear in the court on Monday. Newly appointed Chief Justice Akil Abdulhamid Kureshi and Justice Arindam Lodh will hear the case.