Law Minister terms Panisagar incident as unfortunate, probe ordered, govt declares compensation for victim family  

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Panisagar, Updated: November 21, 2020, 07:00:56 PM   

Agartala, Nov 21: Law Minister Ratan Lal Nath today termed the death of an agitator and the incident at Panisagar in North Tripura distort as unfortunate and uncalled for. "Soon after the report of death and several injuries, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb held a meeting with Dy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Verma. He urged the people to remain calm and obey the law", Nath said quoting the Chief Minister. While speaking to the media at the Civil Secretariat here, the Minister said the government has already ordered a magisterial level inquiry into the whole incident to find out the people involved in creating unrest in Kanchanpur and Panisagar over Bru resettlement. Nath added the government would provide Rs. 5 lakh as compensation to the victim family while all medical expenditure for the injured persons would also be given. Earlier, one agitator died in a bloody clash erupted between supporters of the Joint Movement Committee and security personnel at Panisagar today morning. The victim has been identified as Sukanta Das(45), a carpenter of Dasda area in Kanchanpur subdivision. Several left injured in the clashes sparking panic in Panisagar, Kanchanpur, Damcherra of North and Unakoti districts. Senior police officials rushed to the spot with heavy reinforcement to defuse the tension. Reports said, at least 25 agitators and security personnel suffered multiple injuries in the clash triggering panic all over. Of the total injured persons, two agitators and one Fir Service Personnel were referred to GBP Hospital as their condition is stated to be critical.

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