February 2, 2023
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The stringent transfer got here after the Congress submitted a illustration to the ECI.

Agartala:

The Election Commission (EC) on Friday suspended a sub-divisional police officer (SDPO) and eliminated two officers in cost (OCs) for “not taking appropriate action” throughout an assault on a Congress bike rally in West Tripura, officers stated.

The stringent transfer got here after the Congress submitted a illustration to the ECI on the violence in Majlishpur, barely 18 km from the capital city.

Fifteen Congress leaders and staff, together with AICC normal secretary Ajay Kumar, suffered accidents within the assault, earlier this week, occasion MLA Sudip Roy Barman has claimed.

Shortly after the incident, the police registered three FIRs and arrested eight folks for his or her alleged involvement.

(*3*) ECI’s Joint Director Anuj Chandak stated in a letter on Friday, ordering the suspension of Jirania SDPO together with the elimination of OCs of two police stations.

According to Superintendent of Police (west) Sankar Debnath, three officers have been “closed”, and their replacements will take cost on Saturday.

The EC has additionally appointed three particular observers — Yogendra Tripathy (IAS), Vivek Johri (IPS) and B Murli Kumar (IRS) – asking them to proceed to the state instantly to take inventory of the scenario, guarantee correct deployment of central forces and intensify enforcement measures.

The chief secretary and the DGP shall instantly assess the risk notion to the leaders of varied political events within the state and supply safety accordingly with out additional delay, Chandak stated.

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