CP(M) approaches ECI against police inaction
Agartala, Jan 30 : Ruling CPI(M) has approached Election Commission of India (ECI) against Tripura police inaction ahead of assembly polls to be held on February 14.
Party spokesperson Goutam Das expressed his wonder over the release of Sandip Roy Barman, elder brother of PCC president Sudip Roy Barman on January 28 who was allegedly detained by Assam Rifles jawans along with the owner and manager from their brick klin at Jirania, 25 km east of Agartala and recovered an abandoned revolver and eight live cartridges.
According to Mr Das, police had to bow down following pressure from the Congress party and released the brick kiln owner and Sandip but arrested the manager. The court then sent him to 14 days jail custody.
'Ahead of Assembly poll how do the police released Sandip without detailed investigation of the presence of an arm in the brick kiln,' Mr Das stated.
He also pointed out that the matter had already been taken up with ECI along with the demand of immediate re-arrest of Sandip Roy Barman and a fresh investigation to be started into the arms recovery case.
Amid protest rallies by the Congress across the state, CPI(M) today has also organised similar protest against the police for releasing Sandip without proper investigation.
Meanwhile, police said initial investigation did not establish Sandip's association in the case and as per law, he was released unconditionally but the arms were recovered from a shed where the Manager of the brick kiln holds office, so he was arrested and the court sent him to jail.