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Lawyers warn IAS officer over alleged misbehaviour and false report


BY TC News Desk

Agartala, 6th January 2024:   A lawyer in Tripura has warned an IAS officer to stop his alleged misbehavior and false reporting, or face legal consequences. Lawyer Sanjib Datta Chowdhury made the warning at a press conference at the Tripura Bar Association here on Saturday.

Chowdhury said that the IAS officer, Shailesh Kumar Yadav, had led a raid on some shops on Netaji Subhash Road in Agartala on February 28, 2018, and had broken the locks with a gas cutter, causing fire hazards. When a senior lawyer and local resident, Tapan Saha, tried to intervene and stop the raid, Yadav ordered his arrest and accused him of consuming alcohol. Saha was later released on bail and filed a case against Yadav for unlawful arrest and physical abuse.

Chowdhury said that the police investigation into the case was not transparent and fair, as it was conducted by a sub inspector and a DYSP, instead of a superior officer. He also said that the police had submitted a false report to the court, claiming that Saha had consumed alcohol, while the medical report had stated otherwise. He demanded that action be taken against Yadav for giving false information to the court.

Chowdhury was accompanied by Mrinal Kanti Biswas, the president of the Tripura Bar Association, who said that the entire bar association had expressed strong doubts about the investigation process of the police and the IAS officer. He said that the bar association would stand by Saha and seek justice for him.

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