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Tripura Govt tables Yusuf panel finding

By The Assam Tribune

AGARTALA, March 24 - Tripura Government on Wednesday submitted the report of the Yusuf Commission into the assassination of former Health Minister Bimal Sinha in the State Assembly. �The Commission finds that neither the State Government nor the Tripura police was responsible for the assassination of Minister Bimal Sinha. The Minister was solely responsible for his assassination...,� the report claimed.

Sinha was shot dead by the ultras on March 31, 1998 at Kamalpur subdivision in Dhalai district. The Commission in its purported findings claimed, �Minister (Sinha) used to instruct his escorts to remain far away from him whenever he went to meet the collaborators of the militants...� The report further claimed, �This he did for the release of his brother Bikram Sinha from the clutches of the militants�. The slain Minister�s younger brother had been kidnapped by the insurgents of the banned insurgent outfit, National Liberation Front of Tripura. � PTI

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