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Tripura HC registers suo-moto case regarding alleged attack on Biplab Deb’s house


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Agartala: Tripura High Court has registered a suo-moto case with regard to the alleged attack on the ancestral house of former Chief Minister and Rajya Sabha MP Biplab Kumar Deb.

A division bench comprising Chief Justice Amarnath Gaur and Justice Arindam Lodh took note of the attack on the house on Tuesday night at Jamjuri area of Udaipur in Gomti district and directed the State Home Secretary to submit a detailed report of the incident by January 10 to the court.

The Superintendent of Police (Gomati) Ajit Pratap Singh earlier had denied the allegations and said, “some reports appeared that the attack happened in the house of a senior political functionary and there is a communal angle in it. But it is clarified that the reports are false and are not based on the facts. To maintain law and order, necessary security deployment has been made in the locality.”

Deb on Tuesday night alleged that opposition CPI-M backed miscreants attacked his parental house at Jamjuri at midnight ahead of the customary annual ritual of his father Hirudhan Deb scheduled for Wednesday.

According to Deb, the attackers targeted the saints and priests who came from Haryana to perform Yajna in his house and they attacked the vehicles of a saint and a few two-wheelers in front of his house.

Meanwhile, local sources alleged that CPI-M had a pre-scheduled programme in Kakraban area on Wednesday and the party had erected flags and festoons, which were destroyed by BJP and VHP workers.

They reportedly asked the local CPM workers to cancel the program because Yajna is organized in Biplab Deb’s house, which according to them is more important, which had triggered the sentiment.


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