SILCHAR, Aug 3 - The seven members of the TMC delegation from Delhi and Kolkata, who were detained at Silchar airport under Section 151 CrPC following prohibitory restrictions on meeting under Section 144 CrPC across Cachar district, left for their respective destinations today.
According to sources, while Firad Hakim (Boby), Minister for Urban Development of West Bengal and four others, including MLA Mahua Moitra, flew back to Kolkata in the morning, TMC parliamentarians Arpita Ghosh and Mamata Thakur boarded the New Delhi-bound flight from here in the afternoon.
�The delegates were released on PR bond and they flew back to respective destinations from here. We accorded them best hospitality possible within the rules,� DC of Cachar Dr S Laxmanan told The Assam Tribune.
It was initially decided that they would be taken to NIT Silchar for night halt, but later arrangements were made inside the airport for security reasons, he said and added that additional security personnel were deployed at the airport.
The district continues to be placed under Section 144 CrPC since Wednesday night.
Meanwhile, State Minister for Forest, Environment and Fisheries Parimal Suklabaidya slammed the TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for sending the delegation. �It was a conscious effort to trigger panic and gain cheap political mileage,� he said.
State BJP spokesperson Dr Rajdeep Roy echoed Suklabaidya�s statement and slammed the TMC delegation for its intent to disrupt peace and harmony here.
Meanwhile, Congress MP from Silchar Sushmita Dev has asked the West Bengal Chief Minister to expedite the verification process of NRC-related documents sent to her State and return them within a week.
�I appeal to Mamata didi to accelerate the verification of documents related to the people of Assam within the next seven days. This needful step from didi will send a strong message to the Bengali-speaking people of the State that the West Bengal Chief Minister has genuine concerns for them,� Sushmita said.