Tripura: TMC holds Protest after Police Arrest Senior Leader Panna Deb in Agartala

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Published: September 7,2021 11:00 AM
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TMC has staged protest outside the East Agartala Women Police Station demanding the release of a senior leader Panna Deb who was arrested for allegedly abetting the suicide

September 7, 2021: Trinamool Congress (TMC) has staged protest outside the East Agartala Women Police Station demanding the release of a senior leader Panna Deb who was arrested for allegedly abetting the suicide of her niece Rajarshi Deb.



Reportedly, a local court has sent her to three-day police custody.





TMC leader Subal Bhowmik, who led the protest, told ANI: "Panna Deb was arrested out of political vendetta by the police under orders of Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, who had recently said in social media that all those who support TMC in the state shall be arrested."



Bhowmik also said, "Panna Deb is totally innocent and so is the deceased's mother Sibani Deb, both of whom used to live with the deceased at a joint family residence in Indranagar."



Sibani Deb also participated in the protest outside the police station.





She informed that her daughter was facing mental illness issues since her husband went missing, and had been under treatment for the last 14 years, something which is known to all including her neighbours.



She said, "Panna Deb is being harassed only because of political reasons and it is inhuman to do politics over a dead person," and added that she wanted her to be released.



Sibani Deb also said, "Only a mother knows the pain of the death of a child. Four days after her death, I am here because Panna is innocent."





She further alleged unnecessary harassment and police pressure.



Meanwhile, Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO), Sardar Ramesh Yadav said, "On Friday a suicide incident took place in which police had taken suo moto case of unnatural death in which four persons were named in the FIR and among them was a TMC leader (Panna Deb)." (ANI)