20 - 09 - 2019

National Lok Adalat settles 795 cases

Agartala, July13,2019: National Lok Adalat benches constituted across the state  took up 6,018 cases and disposed a total of 795 cases today. The total settlement amount involved in the disposed cases was Rs. 1,52,75,409. 

A press release from Tripura  State Legal Services Authority (TSLSA) informed that altogether 48  Lok Adalat benches were constituted in eight  districts of the State and the sittings were held within the premises of the District Court buildings. 

The cases taken up dealt with bank recovery cases, traffic related matters, Motor Accident Claim Tribunal (MACT) cases, MACT appeals. Matrimonal cases,  NI Act cases,  civil cases and criminal compoundable  cases and pre – litigation bank recovery cases and BSNL bill recovery cases, the release said. 

Earlier, as part of the pre-Lok Adalat preparation, District Legal Services Authorities organised awareness programmes with an aim to encourage and apprise the public of the benefits of settling dispute through Lok Adalat and also to ensure that all the informed parties are present for settlement on National Lok Adalat Day.

 National Lok Adalat is held at regular intervals throughout the country and the State Legal Services Authorities, which are statutory bodies constituted under the Legal Services Authorities Act 1987, act as the implementing agency.

Yuba tablets worth Rs. 51.5 lakh seized , Smuggler flees away

Agartala, July 11,2019:BSF troops deployed on the border under Sector Headquarter Gokulnagar have been making relentless efforts in prevention of trans-border crimes and effecting seizure of yaba tablets, ganja, other contraband items and cattle lifting. 

BSF jawans deployed at Srimantapur BOP has received specific information about smuggling of yaba tablets on Wednesday. Accordingly, a special operation was planned and troops observed suspicious movement of one miscreant approaching near Indo-Bangladesh Border Fence along with some packets.

 On being challenged, miscreants managed to escape from the spot taking advantage of darkness. During search of the area party recovered one small plastic bag containing 9,700 yaba Tablets worth Rs. 48.50 lakh Seized items handed over to PS Sonamura.

This is the fourth largest case of seizure of Yaba Tablets from the border of the Tripura State in last six months of the current year. It is worth mentioning here that BSF troops deployed at the border have seized 1,70,383 of yaba Tablets till date during this year, in the state.

In another incident related to smuggling of cattle, BSF troops of Kamthana BOP in Sonamura subdivision  has received specific information regarding stocking of herd of cattle in jungle area near village Putia on the same day. Accordingly, BSF personnel on duty carried out special operation and seized 43 Cattle heads worth Rs.2.95 lakh in the presence of independent witnesses. The seized cattle handed over to the police for further legal action. 


FIR against Bijan Dhar

Dharmanagar, July 10, 2019: An FIR was filed against Left Front convener Bijan Dhar in Dharmanagar Police station for fomenting communal tension. Local sources said,BJP Mandal secretary Shyamal Nath today lodged case with IPC 153 (A) and 505 (1) (C). In a TV interview,Bijan Dhar while reacting on violence at West Chandrpur claimed that BJP supporters had set afire a Masjid – thestatement was found to be blatant lie and drew large-scale condemnation.

Apart from filing complaint, BJP will also hold agitation against Bijan Dhar’s statement for willfully instigating communal hatred in the State. Local CPM leaders, however, distanced themselves from Dhar’s ‘Masjid fire’statement – “it was a political clash”, Party sources said

Sexual assault : Case filed against police officer

Teliamura, July 7,2019:  At last case was registered against Nanda Lal Badiya,  Officer in Charge of Teliamura GRPS police station for alleged report of sexual assault on a Group – D employee. The case was registered in Teliamura police station by Inspector Tripti Debnath of SP west office.

According to report, on February 6 the female group – D employee while returning home after office hour Nanda Lal reportedly pulled her by hand and gave her indecent proposal.

The victim later informed in writing to higher authority of police. After department procedure it was found truth in the allegation made by the victim.

Accordingly inspector of SP west filed a case of sexual assault against Nanda Lal in Teliamura police station today. The case no is  TLM PS – 039/2019 under section 354 ( A) IPS. Subrangshu Bhattacherjee, SI is appointed as investigating officer of the case.

Earlier also the accused OC was on suspension while posted in Sabroom police station for sexual assault on an accused in the  lock up.        

TNGCL reduces CNG, PNG prices

Agartala, July 7,2019:The Tripura Natural Gas Company Limited (TNGCL) in accordance with the Govt of Tripura , vide Gazette Notification No. 1306 have reduced the price Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and  the price of PNG (domestic pipeline gas) with effective date from July 6,2019. A press release issued by TNGCL  stated today.

The price of CNG has been decreased by Rs. 2 per kilogram from its existing price of Rs 50 per Kg.The price of PNG has also been reduced by Re 1 per unit from its existing price of Rs 22.50 per unit for household and for government quarters Rs 2.50 has been reduced per unit  from the existing price of Rs 28.TNGCL also reduced Rs 1.50 per unit from its existing price of Rs 27.50 per unit of gas supplied for commercial purpose and small industrial units across Tripura. 

TNGCL supplies PNG in and around city of Agartala and currently serves around 4000 domestic, 500 + commercial & small industrial consumers across the city of Agartala. TNGCL operates 8 CNG stations and currently dispenses CNG to over 15000 vehicles every day.       


Brown sugar seized, two arrested

Churaibari, July 4, 2019 In a joint operation by  SB  and North Tripura district police suspected    brown sugar weighing  52 gram was seized near  Foolbari  today. The market value of the seized drugs is over Rs 50 lakh.

Police Super of North District, Bhanupada Chakraborty said police had  information that two unknown youths are entering from Assam in the state with drugs. Accordingly, police personnel was waiting at Jerjeri Naka point and was  checking all kind of vehicles.

In the process a motor bike bearing number ( AS 11 G 0240)  seeing police diverted the direction and  headed towards Foolbari. Police chased r the bike and nabbed both suspected drug peddlers. From them  police recovered four packets of suspected  brown sugar.

Both suspected drug peddlers was later identified as Billal Ahmed ( 26) and Zarul Islam ( 27) both from Assam’s Patharkandi. Churabari police station registered a case against both drug peddlers and will be produced in court tomorrow.

Its mentionable here that the Jerjeri Naka point for long time was known as entry point of carrying contraband items and drugs due to weak security arrangement.