A lawyer was attacked by a group of miscreants in West district and session court premises for representing an interfaith marriage case on Wednesday Credit: Representational image

Agartala: A lawyer was allegedly harassed and abused inside the court premises of the west district and sessions court by a mob on Wednesday for facilitating an interfaith marriage.

Following the incident members of the Tripura Bar Association and Tripura High Court Bar Association members protested and condemned the vicious attempt to attack a lawyer inside the court premises.

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“The incident took place in broad daylight, but the police and administration did not take any action for hours”, Bhattacharya alleged.

He also said that the angry mob had surrounded the entire court premises.

“When other lawyers tried to interfere, the mob started threatening them of dire consequences. It was only after the judicial magistrate informed the West district superintendent of police that the police arrested one person,” Bhattacharya added.

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Reportedly, father of a Hindu girl had filed a missing persons complaint at Ranir Bazar Police Station after she married a Muslim boy with mutual consent.The boy was arrested and produced in the court which granted him bail after the girl testified that she married him willingly.

He said that the matter was brought to the notice of Justice Subhasish Talapatra who expressed concern and said the matter would be addressed and the West district superintendent of police would be asked to ensure security arrangement in the court premises.

The lawyers also said that many anti-social elements have been trying to enter the court premises to interfere or threaten lawyers in the past.

“The situation is that lawyers have to take permission from the anti-social elements before taking up any case. The police have not dealt with the case responsibly. We will meet the higher authorities and place memorandum. We will shortly hold our executive meeting and take measures so that the culprits are brought to book”, Bhattacharya said.

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