Tripura HC asks CM to act on lower court assault

Agartala, Sep 4 (IANS) The Tripura High Court Chief Justice has asked the chief minister to take suitable action against those involved in the attack on a Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Court here on September 2, a minister said on Friday.

According to local media, a group of picketers belonging to the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxists attacked the Sabroom SDM Court on September 2 and tried to assault the magistrate to enforce the nation-wide bandh, called by the ten central trade unions in support of their 12-point charter of demands.

Several police personnel, including officer-in-charge of the Sabroom police station Sanjit Sen, were also injured when the police tried to prevent the CPI-M supporters.

“The Tripura High Court Chief Justice Deepak Gupta in a letter to Chief Minister Manik Sarkar requested appropriate action against the attackers,” state Law Minister Tapan Chakraborty said.

“The chief minister before leaving for Chennai asked Chief Secretary Y.P. Singh to take legal action against the law breakers,” said Chakraborty, who himself expressed anguish over the attack in the court.

A senior police official said Deputy Inspector General of Police (southern range) Uttam Majumder and south Tripura district police chief Bhanupada Chakraborty have reached Sabroom, 135 km south of here, to probe the incident.

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