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Bank Manager murder : All four accused gets bail

Agartala December 06 ,2019 : All four accused in the sensational murder of the bank manager  Budhisatya Das  got bail from a local court even after submission of charge-sheet within record time of 90 days.

On November 3rd, the additional district and session court (West Tripura) bailed three accused Sumit Chowdhury, Sumit Banik and former police inspector Sukanta Biswas and on next day (November 4th), another prime accused Omar Sharif alias Sohaib also got the bail.

After the unexpected bail orders, the prosecution team will file a review petition challenging the bails for all four accused persons before High Court of Tripura, which was  ordered by additional district and session judge Govinda Das.

Giving details of the sudden acceptance of bail petition by the court, public prosecutor Biswajit Deb said that earlier, the investigating officer (IO) Suman Ulla Kazi submitted the charge-sheet with all scientific evidences in a record time under section 302,326, 341 and 34 of IPC against for arrested accused persons involved with the murder of bank manager Budhisatya Das on August 3 midnight after a boozing party in a city road.

Police also appealed for custodial trail to all four accused as all accused are from influential background and they can destroy the evidences or can pose a threat for all witnesses. Subsequently, the court also accepted the custodial trail prayer.

Deb said that on November 3rd court will framed the charges, but on the same day the IO had informed the court that the investigation team has seized a vehicle and collect some document based  evidences related to the case. Seeing fresh investigation process after submission of final charge-sheet, the court granted bail for all accused.

As per rules of law, after final submission of charge-sheet, fresh investigation appeal by IO always create creates doubts over the investigation and court on that principal had granted bail for all four accused persons. 


Samarendra Chandra Deb new BJP office secretary

Agartala December 06 ,2019 : The state BJP has appointed  Samarendra Chandra Deb as the new office secretary of the BJP Pradesh committee. Announcing this in a statement the state BJP general secretary Rajiv Bhattacharjee said that as per directive of the state president and chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb,  Samarendra Chandra Deb is taking over as office secretary of state BJP with immediate effect. Samarendra Deb is replacing Swapan Adhikari in the post following the latter's election to the post of Zilla Sabhadhipati, Gomati district. Adhikari will hand over charge to Sri Samarendra Chandra Deb with detailed list of assets and properties of the state BJP office.  

ML Dey takes charge as state election commissioner

Agartala, Dec 05, 2019:Retired IAS officer ML Dey, who was the secretary of Information and Cultural Affairs (ICA) today assumed charge as the state election commissioner, official sources confirmed. He is succeded by GK Rao, who earlier appointed as Chief Information Commissioner of the state.

The appointment is seen as important keeping in mind of the next year's TTAADC elections. The state government has appointed him as the new SEC keeping in mind of Dey's experience in handling election process. It may be noted that Dey had discharged his duty as the Addl CEO of the state for long time. 



Promises are made to be broken, thinks people of Dhanpur

Agartala, Nov 30, 2019: Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb is scheduled to visit Dhanpur, in Sepahijala district on Sunday ( tomorrow) to inaugurate a new school building at Machimaa.

People of Dhanpur are happy to hear the visit of Chief Minister, but they have question to ask what about the promises made especially for Dhanpur before assembly election.

In one such promise was made onDecember 28, 2017 in a election rally held at Dhanpur. The rally was addressed by BJP leaders like – Sunil Deodhar, Himanta Biswa Sharma and present Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb.

Himanta in his thunderous voice said, “ Tripura may agar BJP power aaia, main aap sabhee kaa vaada kar raha hoon, ministry baanay kay baadh eesh Dhanpur may eek college or aspataal ka shilaanyaas samaaroh hoga” ( If BJP comes to power in Tripura, within twenty days after formation of ministry, here in Dhanpur foundation stone of a college and hospital will be laid).

People of Tripura voted BJP to power removing 25 years of CPM government. Biplab Kumar Deb took oath as Chief Minister of Tripura on March 9,2018. As promised to people of Dhanpur by Himanta on March 20 foundation stone for college should have been laid.

Whereas more than 500 days passed but till date no foundation stone was laid in Dhanpur, claimed locals there.Several promises was made by BJP leaders before 2018 assembly election, most them till date remained unfulfilled, some might have been forgotten by their leaders what promises they made.   


BSF to celebrate its 55th raising day on Dec 1st

Agartala, Nov 28,2019:The border guards posted in Tripura frontier seize large quantity of contraband items worth of around Rs. 32 crore in the current year till November 26th.

Before the celebration of BSF's 55th raising day on December 1st next , addressing a press conference  Soloman Yash Kumar Minz, IG of Tripura frontier said that BSF has now strengthen its drive against interstate and cross border smuggling of contrabands including Narcotics particularly Ganja and Yaba Tablets. During this year, till 26th Nov 2019, BSF deployed on Tripura border seized contraband and smuggled goods worth Rs.32.92 crore  in addition to destruction of 43,200 ganja plants spread over on 22 acres of land in joint operation with Forest department and local police forces.

Giving details of their success of BSF posted in Tripura, Minz said that during the same period BSF has apprehended 236 persons including 177 Indian, 65 Bangladesh nationals, 53 Rohingyas and one Nigerian from international border during their infiltration bid.

He said that BSF  is also celebrating 55th BSF Raising Day all over the state by conducting various programme like civic action programmes, medical camps,sScreening of BSF, patriotic movies, run and rally involving school children, debate competitions, cultural programmes, school visits by senior BSF officials, display of BSF band at public locations, felicitation of widows of BSF martyrs , conduct of sports activities, Dog show by BSF Dog squad, pre recruitment training to border youths etc. were organized by the frontier with dignity and pride.

BSF also maintain good relations with its counterpart Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB). Both the Border Guarding Forces have raised the level of understanding and friendship by various levels of talks, meetings and joint operations to prevent the trans-border crimes on International Border.  


Grand old man of Tripura, GMP leader dies

Agartala, Nov 27, 2019:Rajmangal Debbarma (118), possibly the oldest surviving man and communist in Tripura, breathed his last in the peace and tranquility of his home on Monday evening. He had been one of the founder members of the 'Jana Shiksha Samity' launched by legendary Dasharath Deb on December 27 1945 and was a communist party cadre as well as a leading figure of the party's tribal front organization 'Gana Mukti Parishad' in Kamalpur since the formation of the CPI here in the late forties. Till his last breath he was a member of the CPI (M)'s Maharanipur local committee in Kamalpur. He is survived his only son, three daughters and grand children. 

Rajmangal Debbarma had become a member of the communist party on January 10 1949 and had always been an active participant and leader in movements launched by the CPI since then. Till his death he carefully preserved his Red Card as a mark of his membership of the party. For a long time he had performed his responsibilities as 'Pradhan' of undivided Avanga Panchayat and subsequently kept himself busy in party work. 

Soon after the news of Rajmangal Debbarma's death spread many people including senior leaders of CPI (M) headed by party's Kamalpur divisional committee secretary and former MLA Anjan Das rushed  to his house to pay their tributes. An air of gloom and mourning engulfed the entire Kamalpur subdivisioFormer state secretary of CPI (M) Bijan Dhar described Rajmangal Debbarma passing away as an 'irreparable loss' to the party and the people.