Tripura: Three arrested for attack on Cong leader's driver, PSO

Agartala: Tripura Police have arrested at least three persons, identified as Abdul Sahin, Subhashish Lahiri and Bappa Nandi, in connection with the attack on Cong leader Sudip Roy Barman’s personal security officer and driver.

The arrested persons were produced before the Court on Monday and subsequently sent to judicial custody till May 15, additional superintendent of police West Tripura (Rural) Anirban Das said.

“We are trying to track the other accused persons as well. The investigation is underway,” he added.

Earlier, soon after the incident, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb spoke to DGP Tripura Police. Reportedly, Deb has directed the top cop to take stringent action against those involved in the violence. A senior police official, on the condition of anonymity, said, “The Chief Minister has said that there should be no compromise with the law and situation.”

Meanwhile, the executive committee of Tripura High Court Bar Association has also decided to write a letter to the Chief Justice condemning the incident.

The incident took place right in front of the house-cum-chamber of senior advocate Somik Deb. On being contacted, Deb said, “The Bar has decided to give such a letter. We all condemn such ghastly violence.”

The Congress party also organized a protest in front of West Agartala police station late on Monday night. The protest ended after police arrested one of the three accused persons.

Tripura BJP State President and newly elected Rajya Sabha MP Dr Manik Saha, Leader of the opposition Manik Sarkar and other senior leaders cutting across political lines condemned the violence and demanded an impartial probe into the matter.

Barman’s PSO Abhijit Datta and Driver Ramesh Bin were attacked at Krishnanagar on Monday afternoon. The Congress leader was visiting the residence of advocate Somik Deb pertaining to some personal work.

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