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Heated exchanges mar Tripura House session

By Correspondent

AGARTALA, Sept 5 � Noisy scenes and heated exchanges marred the last day of the monsoon session of Tripura Assembly after Chief Minister Manik Sarkar rejected the opposition demand for a CBI probe into the killing of a shop keeper on July 11.

Replying to a calling attention notice initiated by treasury bench member Samir Deb Sarkar, the Chief Minister informed the House that Papai Saha, a shopkeeper was shot dead while 62 were injured in a battle between police and agitators at Post Office Chowmuhani on July 11.

Of the total injured, 31 police personnel including one Asst SP were wounded during brick pelting while 31 agitators and common people got injured due to lathi charge resorted by police and TSR jawans.

According to the Chief Minister, police showed restraint in handling the mob. As the situation was getting out of control, police opened fire after using baton charge and tear gas canisters.

Specific case has been lodged against opposition leader Ratan Lal Nath, Sudip Roy Barman, Gopal Roy under various section of IPC for leading the violent agitation. Besides, a murder case has also been registered against TSR jawans by slain shopkeeper�s brother. �The CID has been investigating the cases�, he said.

However, opposition members including Ratan Lal Nath, Sudip Roy Barman and Subal Bhowmik were not happy with the Chief Minister�s statement.

Terming the Chief Minister�s statement as nothing but a political speech of CPM politburo member Manik Sarkar, Nath demanded CBI probe into the death of Papai Saha to find out the guilty. �There must be separate judicial probe into the spate of incidents on July 11�, he said.

Backing the demand, Congress MLA Roy Barman said that only CBI probe could reveal the mystery over the shopkeeper�s death.

But the Chief Minister made it clear that it would not be wise to pass any decision unless CID probe is over. The debate remained inconclusive as Chief Minister who was in hurry to catch the flight for Delhi left the House at 1 pm.

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Heated exchanges mar Tripura House session

AGARTALA, Sept 5 � Noisy scenes and heated exchanges marred the last day of the monsoon session of Tripura Assembly after Chief Minister Manik Sarkar rejected the opposition demand for a CBI probe into the killing of a shop keeper on July 11.

Replying to a calling attention notice initiated by treasury bench member Samir Deb Sarkar, the Chief Minister informed the House that Papai Saha, a shopkeeper was shot dead while 62 were injured in a battle between police and agitators at Post Office Chowmuhani on July 11.

Of the total injured, 31 police personnel including one Asst SP were wounded during brick pelting while 31 agitators and common people got injured due to lathi charge resorted by police and TSR jawans.

According to the Chief Minister, police showed restraint in handling the mob. As the situation was getting out of control, police opened fire after using baton charge and tear gas canisters.

Specific case has been lodged against opposition leader Ratan Lal Nath, Sudip Roy Barman, Gopal Roy under various section of IPC for leading the violent agitation. Besides, a murder case has also been registered against TSR jawans by slain shopkeeper�s brother. �The CID has been investigating the cases�, he said.

However, opposition members including Ratan Lal Nath, Sudip Roy Barman and Subal Bhowmik were not happy with the Chief Minister�s statement.

Terming the Chief Minister�s statement as nothing but a political speech of CPM politburo member Manik Sarkar, Nath demanded CBI probe into the death of Papai Saha to find out the guilty. �There must be separate judicial probe into the spate of incidents on July 11�, he said.

Backing the demand, Congress MLA Roy Barman said that only CBI probe could reveal the mystery over the shopkeeper�s death.

But the Chief Minister made it clear that it would not be wise to pass any decision unless CID probe is over. The debate remained inconclusive as Chief Minister who was in hurry to catch the flight for Delhi left the House at 1 pm.