MP Jharna Das Baidya, 3 other AIDWA leaders get bail

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Agartala, Updated: January 18, 2022, 07:47:04 AM   

MP Jharna Das Baidya, 3 other AIDWA leaders get bail

Agartala, January 18, 2022: The Rajya Sabha MP Jharna Das Baidya and three other top leaders of All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) on Monday granted bail from a local court for violation of epidemic norms and preventing police personnel from discharging their duties.

Giving details of the case, advocate Bhaskar Debbarma said that ajya Sabha MP Jharna Das Baidya and three other senior AIDWA leaders including Krishna Rakshit  , Chaya Bal and Lipika Chowdhury were granted bail  judge Arpita Sinha of the court number-6 of judicial magistrate first class  of  West Tripura district on Monday on a personal bond of Rs 30,000 each.

All the women leaders along with their supporters in June 1, 2020 had organized a protest demonstration in Agartala protesting statewide growing violence and crime against women and demanding that the state government’s steps to stop violence against women in Tripura. Later, police had registered a case against them for violation of pandemic norms.

On the day of demonstration, police had physically assaulted one AIDWA leader Lipika Chowdhury, but police denied to register her case. Later, intervention from High Court of Tripura, a case was lodged over the police assault.  But, with intension to hide their misdeed had filed another false and fabricated case against four AIDWA leaders under different sections including, 353, 332, 323, 270 and section 34 of IPC, said advocate Debbarma.

The court on Monday after the hearing has granted bail to all four leaders on payment of a bail bond of Rs 30,000 each.  Debbarma said that the cases against CPI(M) leaders  were an attempt by the government to divert the attention of people from their failure.

Calming the case as a false, fabricated and undemocratic step by the government to suppress the voices of opposition, Debbarma said AIDWA workers staged the protest rally in support of the people, who were in distress during the pandemic hours and crime against women are in peak after formation of BJP-IPFT government and such fake cases are being filed to keep the opposition away from the democratic movement in the state.