Tripura cop suspended for torturing journo
AGARTALA: A police officer on Wednesday was suspended for allegedly torturing a photo-journalist within the police lockup right here on Tuesday evening, police mentioned. The authorities are probing the incident.
The ruling BJP, opposition CPI-M, Congress and Trinamool Congress and different events strongly criticised the police motion and demanded strict punishment for the accused.
Senior editors and journalists led by Agartala Press Membership President Subal Kumar Dey and Secretary Pranab Sarkar since Wednesday morning launched agitations in entrance of the East Agartala police station and the Police Headquarters demanding motion towards the accused police personnel.
Sarkar mentioned that photo-journalist Nitai Dey was detained on a “pretend case and false allegation” on Tuesday and was tortured within the East Agartala police station lock up. “Police’s motion was completely unacceptable. Police authority has suspended the Sub-Inspector of Police Arindam Roy. Now we might maintain a gathering to determine our subsequent plan of action,” Sarkar Stated.
A senior police official mentioned that additional motion could be taken after completion of the continuing probe.
CPI-M State Secretary Jitendra Chaudhury mentioned that the anarchism and undemocratic actions which started after the BJP led authorities assumed workplace greater than 4 years in the past, are nonetheless persevering with.
The Trinamool Congress mentioned that Tuesday’s incident is yet one more try by the BJP led authorities to strangulate democracy.
BJP Spokesman Nabendu Bhattacharjee condemned the incident and demanded punishment for the responsible police personnel and a radical probe into the incident.