Tripura PCC chief Pijush Kanti Biswas and other party workers stopped from entering former legislator Gopal Chandra Roy’s house

Agartala: A day after senior Congress leader and former MLA Gopal Chandra Roy filed a complaint against Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb, he was booked for forgery over charges of illegally using the national emblem on his letterhead to file the complaint against Deb.

The former MLA had filed a written complaint against the chief minister with the NCC police station and claimed that Deb had misled people with wrong information on coronavirus.

Roy had alleged that the chief minister had spread wrong information on the spread of coronavirus cases while speaking with media persons after his visit to GB Pant Hospital.

Deb had said that 19 coronavirus cases were found at Manipur and 16 similar cases were found at Karimganj district of Assam, which were not true. Roy had filed an FIR against the chief minister for spreading wrong information among people.

Speaking with reporters, officer-in-charge of NCC Police Station, Subimal Barman, said, “A complaint was made by Roy with the West Tripura district superintendent of police and we received the letter today. Such cases require permission from the magistrate and we will take the necessary order on Monday. However, the complaint has not been registered yet by the NCC police station,” the OC informed.

Following the complaint against the ex-MLA, the NCC police station with a large contingent of police rushed at the residence of the former legislator. The senior leaders of Congress, including the PCC chief, rushed to the spot. However, they were stopped from entering his house.

Speaking with reporters, PCC chief Pijush Kanti Biswas said, “Police acted like hooligans in uniform today. They stopped me from entering his house. I am not only a politician but also a lawyer by profession. On what grounds did they not allow a lawyer to go inside?”

Later, Roy shouted from inside his house and said, “Just because I filed a complaint against the chief minister, the police attacked my house. They are conspiring to murder me, but I shall seek justice about this in the high court.”

Reacting on the entire situation, BJP state vice-president Dr Ashok Sinha said that the law will take its own course regarding the complaints.

“The chief minister’s comment is a typo. While the entire country is fighting with coronavirus today, raising this issue is nothing but an attempt to play politics,” he alleged.

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