Agartala: Tripura (West) District Magistrate (DM) Sailesh Kumar Yadav has been suspended by the state government the report says.
He had earlier made headlines following shocking visuals from a wedding raid where he was seen abusing his power, threatening people with arrest, and also allegedly thrashing a Hindu priest.
Earlier this week, DM Sailesh Kumar Jadav appeared before a committee comprising of two senior IAS officers which was formed at the direction of Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb.
"It is my duty to enforce law and order and to prevent the spread of Covid-19. I stand by whatever I did that night," Yadav had told before the committee.
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A number of BJP leaders, including MLA Asish Saha and Sushanta Chowdhury had written to Tripura Chief Secretary Manoj Kumar demanding Yadav’s removal.