The arrests came a day after the Tripura Police suspended four personnel as it progressed in the probe into the lynching of Sukanta Chakraborty, a 33-year-old announcer hired by authorities to dispel rumours, in Sabroom sub-division of South Tripura district.
To a poser on lynching, Tripura CM Biplab Deb replies: There is a wave of happiness in state. On June 28, Tripura saw three lynching cases: of a public announcer hired to dispel rumours, a hawker from Uttar Pradesh and an unidentified woman.
Sukanta Chakraborty (33) was lynched by a mob on June 28 in a crowded market in Kalachhara area of South Tripura.
Sukanta Chakraborty was lynched by a mob on June 28 in the Kalachhara area after a few youths confronted the government team and said they did not know the “real” situation in the villages where “child abductors were really present”.
Santanu Bhowmik, a journalist from a local television channel, was killed when he went to cover a road-blockade agitation in September 21 last year. Another journalist, Sudip Dutta Bhowmik was killed inside the headquarters of the Tripura State Rifles' (TSR) 2nd battalion in November 20 last year.
The lynchings happened two days after an 11-year-old boy was found dead with cut marks on his body in Mohanpur, just 25 km from state capital Agartala, and rumours spread that his kidneys had been removed.
A vendor from Uttar Pradesh, a musical instrument teacher, a vagabond woman and a mentally challenged woman were lynched and at least 20 people including railway officials, workers and women were assaulted by mobs in different incidents in Tripura on Wednesday and Thursday.
Tripura lynching: The deceased has been identified as Zahir Khan (30) of Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh. Gulzar Ahmed Khan and Khurshid Khan from Bihar and Swapan Miya from Agartala were among those injured. Police are yet to give further details about the injured.
The temple, situated in Udaipur, 55 km from Agartala, is considered one of the 51 Shakti Peethas — significant pilgrimage destinations for Hindus.
Jiten Chowdhury, who is also the president of the party's tribal wing Gana Mukti Parishad (GMP), said the BJP-IPFT government should declare the areas as "distressed" and take appropriate measures without any delay.
Biplab Kumar Deb also cleared the formation of an 11-member executive committee of the trust, with the district magistrate and collector, DFO, Gomati and SDM, Udaipur as members, an official release said.
The two major rivers of Tripura, Gomati and Haora, are flowing below the danger level. However, around 17,480 people are still housed in relief camps in the four districts.
A young Tripura band’s resolve to preserve Kokborok in a regimen where the language is facing silent hits.
According to the secretariat, Deb said that, "Lord Buddha gave his message of peace, harmony and prosperity on foot in the then 'Bharat Varsha' which has reached today's Burma, Japan and Tibet" and not what was reported in a section of the media.
Biplab Deb has been reportedly summoned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making controversial remarks. He had stated that the Internet and satellite communication existed during the Mahabharata era. He also questioned the crowning of Diana Hayden as Miss World in 1997.
Tripura CM Biplab Deb said, "...had the same youth instead of running after parties set up a paan shop he would have by now had a bank balance of Rs 5 lakhs."
The Opposition leaders slammed Roy for turning his office into a “BJP office” and acting more as a “BJP pracharak” than a governor.
"I was talking about how the handlooms of the state could be marketed well. If anybody is hurt or feeling defamed, I regret this... I respect all women as my mother," Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb told reporters.
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb’s comments came days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi cautioned the BJP leaders to steer clear of controversies and not offer “masala” to the media by making irresponsible statements.
"Many may decline the fact, but if the internet was not there, how Sanjay, could see the war in Kurukshetra and describe it to Dhritarashtra? It means internet was there, the satellites were there," Deb said.