IPFT demands arrest of 'Nagarik Suraksha Mancha' & 'Mizo Convention' leaders for Biswajit Debbarma killing

IPFT demands arrest of 'Nagarik Suraksha Mancha' & 'Mizo Convention' leaders for Biswajit Debbarma killing


AGARTALA: The Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) yesterday condemned the killing of a fireman during the protests against the resettlement of Bru refugees in Tripura. Yesterday, a fireman identified as Biswajit Debbarma (40), succumbed to his injuries after being brutally thrashed by a mob amid escalating violence in the North Tripura district. The party threatened to resort to a "statewide movement" if its demands are not met.

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Issuing a release, the IPFT, which is a part of the ruling coalition in the State, demanded "immediate arrest of the leaders of the Nagarik Suraksha Mancha and Mizo Convention and those involved in the murder of the Late Biswajit Debbarma.

The regional party via its statement also demanded a financial package of Rs. 25 lakh and a Government job to the family members of the deceased fireman.

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At the same time, the party has demanded the immediate implementation of the 4-corner Agreement signed for the rehabilitation of the Brus in Tripura, and demanded "immediate distribution of ration and other essential commodities in the bandh affected areas by the administration."

Meanwhile, Tripura royal Pradyot Manikya has demanded punishment for the “murderers” who thrashed the fireman — identified as Biswajit Debbarma — to death in such a brutal manner.

“Those leaders who broke the law and killed an innocent fireman will have to pay the price . TIPRA DEMANDS criminal action and arrest against these people and organisations who despite repeated requests broke the law. TIPRA has also decided to give Rs 50,000 in support of the family of Biswajit Debbarma as a sign of solidarity in their moment of grief, Biswajit was doing his duty when he was brutally murdered and we all know who are the people behind this. I appeal for all to maintain peace and demand the Govt to arrest these persons involved,” the royal, a former Tripura Congress Chief, wrote in a Facebook post.

Meanwhile, the state government has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident and announced Rs. 5 lakh compensation for the deceased’s family.

An indefinite shutdown has been called in North Tripura against the state government’s formula to resettle Bru migrants from Mizoram.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Nov 23, 2020