Attack on SDM: TCS Officers’ to call on Panda
Agartala : By Our Correspondent
The TCS Officers’ Association will meet Chief Secretary Dr SK Panda tomorrow seeking exemplary punishment for the accused involved in the assault case of SDM (Jirania) Ratan Biswas and DCM Debjani Choudhury at Dhukmali Market. “Members of the Association will hold a meeting on the issue in the morning and thereafter, we will approach Dr Panda”, said RK Noatia, general secretary, this evening. He condemned the incident and added over telephone, “We will seek security and further steps to arrest such threat besides other issues”. The next course of action will be decided afterward. Noatia sought cooperation from people and urged the Police to try the accused soon.
In the assault case, Radhapur Police arrested two of the seven accused- Naidarbasi Tripura and Ramesh Debbarma of Dhukmali. “The rest five accused are still absconding. Efforts are on to nab them”, Radhapur Police claimed tonight. A group of miscreants attacked the SDM and DCM and also ransacked their official vehicles. The Sub Divisional team got reports of illegal hoarding of PDS rice, Kerosene and LPG cylinders in the area and raided. But, they were hit with bare hands, sticks and even bricks by the assaulters. Police registered a case and are also investigating links of the accused with radicals living in under ground. According to eyewitnesses, the miscreants pelted stones on the officials and ransacked their vehicles. Biswas and Ms Chowdhury were injured during the brick-batting and attack.
Dhukmali area where the incident occurred is located close to the Khumwlung, headquarters of TTAADC. The Sub Divisional team was virtually chased by the assaulters. They even sat on the road to save themselves. The officials were later saved by Radhapur Police personnel who rushed to see the commotion. The assaulters used abusive language too.