The High Court of Tripura on Wednesday quashed the interim bail of all four persons accused of harassing and spitting on a doctor at a COVID care centre

Agartala: The West district judicial magistrate (1st class) sent all four persons accused of harassing and spitting on the doctor at a COVID care centre on July 24 to one-day judicial custody on Thursday.

Speaking with reporters, Additional public prosecutor Rahul Banik said that on July 24, West district health officer Dr Sangita Chakraborty was harassed and four accused persons were arrested on August 4.

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“The investigating officer had produced them in front of West district Judicial Magistrate Court (1st class) and after hearing the accused persons were granted interim bail on August 4 last”, Banik said

However, the High Court on August 5 had set aside the order passed by the lower court and directed the investigating officer to conduct a test identification parade within two days.

“The accused persons were also asked to surrender before the investigating officer. Accordingly, they (accused persons) were arrested and produced before the court with a prayer of TI parade and five days police remand on Thursday”, Banik added.

He also said that the court after hearing the matter kept the order reserved since Dr Sangita Chakraborty is undergoing home quarantine as per government norms on COVID-19; therefore test identification (TI) parade cannot be conducted within two days.

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“It would not be possible to conduct the TI parade within two days therefore the court has reserved the hearing for Friday and sent all four accused persons in one day judicial custody”, APP said.

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The Court also asked the investigating officer to collect the CCTV footage of the relevant date i.e. July 24 of Bhagat Singh COVID Centre.

The additional government advocate, Karnajit De, who is one among the four accused persons, had prevented West district health officer, Dr Sangita Chakraborty and her medical team from admitting newborn babies and their mothers at the COVID care centre.

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