• Tripura (W) DM suspended over viral video of stopping wedding in between citing Covid norms

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    Agartala: Tripura (West) District Magistrate (DM) Sailesh Kumar Yadav has been suspended by the state government the report says.

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    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.

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    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.

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    "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.

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