An assasination attempt was made on Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb on Saturday and 3 youngsters have been arrested on the charges of attempted murder. CM narrowly escaped from being rammed by a car that sped up towards his security cordon. One of his guards sustained injuries in this incident.
CM Deb has the habit of taking night walks. During his walk on Saturday night, a car rushed toward him as he was crossing IGM Chowmuhani near his official residence. His security personnel couldn’t intercept the car but fortunately the CM jumped aside as the car whisked past him.
Manik Das, Superintendent of Police, West District said, “They had ignored the signal of the security personnel on the outer cordon and hit one of our police personnel. However, their vehicle didn’t enter the security cordon and the CM had a narrow escape. We arrested them and have taken the matter up. We are investigating the issue to trace if there is any conspiracy behind the incident,”
Following the incident Tripura police arrested Subham Saha, 27, Gairik Ghosh, 24, and Aman Saha, 25. They were produced before the court which granted judicial custody till August 19. While it was reported as rash driving by some media, police have said that they are investigating to “know the motive behind driving through the security cordon of the CM”.
The 3 youngsters have been booked under Section 353 (assault or criminal force to deter a public servant from discharge of his duty), 279 (rash driving), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter a public servant from his duty) and 307 (attempt to murder). Prantosh Saha, father of Subham Saha is the owner of the car and it was being driven by another youth Gairik Ghosh when the incident occurred. Dipak Saha, father of Aman Saha, with a reputation of a well established builder in the state is said to have tried to influence the police.
While the mainstream media covered every moment of Abishek Banerjee in his Tripura tour, the sensitive news of the murder attempt on CM Deb was barely reported. Mamata Banerjee has accused Home Minister Amit Shah of planning the attack on her nephew and party workers. Tripuris wonder who should be accused for the attempt on their CM’s life. It is to be noted that there is a night curfew in effect in Tripura from 7pm in the evening.
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