BY TC News Desk
Agartala, January 29, 2023: CPIM state secretary Jitendra Chaudhury on Monday urged the Chief Electoral Officer Kiran Gitte for initiating departmental proceedings against police officials for conniving with political leaders of ruling party for shielding the murder accused persons.
In a two-page letter, Chaudhury wrote “On 30th November, 2022, Sahid Mia, one of the CPI(M) activist was beaten to death in heinous manner in broad day light and some others received grievous injury in the attack carried on by miscreants of ruling BJP in presence of the police at Charilam market when they assembled there to join a CPI(M) programme of mass Deputation to the BDO, Charilam Block.”
“There were two FIRs on this incident, one by younger brother of the victim Sahid Miah, another by Bhanulal Saha, MLA who was present at the place of incidents. In both the FIRs there were list of accused stated to have directly involved in murder and attack with lethal weapons.”
“The Police officials namely Additional SP of Sepahijala district Ranadhir Debbarma, SDPO Bishalgarh Rahul Das and OC of Bishalgarh police station Badal Saha in connivance with local BJP leaders including Pratik Kishore Dev Barman, son of Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma intentionally omitted Section 302 (murder charge) in the charge-sheet which was made without any serious investigation. Thus all the accused in this murder case got bail from the court today, none without remaining in custody for a single day. It is apprehended that, this connivance has been materialized for the purpose of using these elements in any kind of mischievous action in the ongoing election”, he added.
Chaudhury worriedly anticipated that, if these police officials remain in the present place of posting and assigned with election duty, free fair and peaceful election is imminent to be marred.
Under the circumstances, CPIM state secretary strongly demanded “Immediately remove the police officials mentioned above from the present place of posting and they must not be assigned in any kind of election duty, and urgently initiate Departmental Proceedings against these officials for conniving with political leaders of ruling party for shielding the murder accused.”