12 - 11 - 2019

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.  


NITI Aayog meeting: Biplab meets PM Modi

Agartala, June 16,2019 : Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, who attended the fifth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aavogin Delhi today, said Tripura is one of the best five performing states in the country in respect of e-PDS and supply chain management.The meeting of NITI Aayog was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in NewDelhi.

Drawing attention to the state's aviation sector, the Chief Minister said the state would be benefitted if the existing aviation guidelines are amended to facilitate the private operators to increase the frequency of flights in the State of Tripura.“There is an urgent need to operate direct evening flights from Delhi to Agartala  as well as from Agartala to Delhi facilitating the technocrats including doctors and health experts, Central Government officials, private investors and so on to save their valuable time,” Deb said.

Addressing the meeting, the Chief Minister hoped that Inland Water Transport in Tripura project could make Tripura a gateway to the entire North East region and so the project may be expedited and grounded at the earliest by declaration of rive Gomati as Indo-Bangladesh protocol route  Matabari (Place of Tripura sundari Temple) and Chhabimura, famous for its panels of rock carving on steep mountain etc.

South Tripura district mayplay a significant role in this context. In order to boost tourism in the State, Ministry of Tourism may help the state to construct a ropeway connecting wall on the bank of river Gomati, the Chief Minister stated.