BY TC News Desk
Agartala: April 04. CPIM state committee secretary and MLA Jitendra Chaudhury today wrote a letter to the Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha informing him about the new tactic of BJP backed miscreants of introducing new method to force the opposition supporters to bow down to the ruling party by curbing all their means of livelihood.
In the letter, Chaudhury referred a recent incident of one Apu Acharjee a tailor of Jirania, and a leader of Tripura Tailoring Workers Union who was died after BJP backed miscreants allegedly locked curbed all of his means of livelihood.
“Apu Acharjee (62) had been maintaining livelihood on tailoring profession in a tailoring shop owned by him at Jirania Market. Immediately after Assembly election results came out on 2nd March 2023, because of his attachment with Tailoring Workers Union, which is not in the liking of the BJP, the shop of Apu Acharjee was put under lock by some local BJP workers led by one Goutam Paul, of Jirania and his associates. Since then Apu and his family members were driven out of his house and were forced to take shelter in the house of relatives”, the letter reads.
Jiten further claimed that Apu has knocked several BJP leaders to allow him to stay in his house and let his shop open.
“But nobody responded positively. In third week of March, when Apu went to his house, Goutam Paul and his associates beat him mercilessly. On 29th March Apu along with his family members went to Jirania market and politely requested the BJP workers to render his entire family to survive by letting his shop open. Instead of being sensible towards his heart-breaking request, Goutam Paul rebuked him filthily and said tell your father Tapan Das to let the shop open. Already worried and weakened due to uncertainty to get back his only source of income, Apu fell ill in the evening on that day. He was rushed to Jirania PHC, was referred to IGM Hospital where he breathed his last”, claimed the CPIM MLA.
Terming this incident as a calculated, cruel murder, both by beating and starving Jiten in his letter said, “This is the new method introduced in the state to force the opposition supporters to bow down to the ruling party by curbing all their means of livelihood. Such type of incidents of political vendetta is taking randomly throughout the state with direct abetment of some BJP leaders”.
He also demanded to the CM to direct the police to treat the letter as an FIR, and conduct a thorough inquiry in the case and should arrest the persons whoever found responsible for the incident.
Chaudhury also demanded financial held for the family members of late Apu Acharjee for their survival.