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Published On: December 10, 2021 at 18:30 IST

A Local Court in Tripura on Thursday sentenced three Communist Party of India (Marxist) leaders to Prison for two years in connection to a case of Assault on a South Tripura District and Sessions Court Judge Ruhidas Paul.

The Judicial Magistrate’s Court held them guilty and further sentenced them for two months of Imprisonment and a fine of Rs 5,000 under section 447 (Criminal Trespass) and two years of Rigorous Imprisonment under section 353.

 Public Prosecutor Krishna Majumder stated“Judicial Magistrate Mitra Das sentenced the three accused to two years of punishment.”

It was highlighted that the CPI(M) leaders Tapas Dutta, Trilokesh Sinha and Babul Debnath were charged under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 447 (Criminal Trespass), 353 (Assault to deter public servant from discharge of duty), 506 (Criminal intimidation) and section 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention).

The three Accused were further released on Bail as defended by their Advocate on basis that they would challenge the Order in a Higher Court and that they would have to Appeal against the Conviction within 30 days.

CPI(M) South Tripura district committee secretary Basudeb Majumder stated that there was a strike call from their party due to which party supporters did picketing to show their support. He has denied that violence or assault occurred, but as the Court had given the Verdict they had to accept it, yet as they do not agree with it they plan to pursue the matter by challenging the Verdict in a higher Court.

Nabendu Bhattacharya, representative of BJP in Tripura BJP noted that the Court’s Judgment alleges Justice after the Political Violence discharged during the Left Regime.

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