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Tripura newspaper editor acquitted in triple murder case

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 Dec 2015 12:00 AM GMT


AGARTALA, Dec 10: Sushil Choudhury (75), editor of a local daily Dainik Gadoot, who was convicted for life in the sensatiol triple murder case in his office-cum-residence was acquitted by a division bench of the Tripura High Court.

The bench comprising of Chief Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Subhasish Talapatra delivering their judgment commented that the district and session court judgment was a ‘miscarriage of justice’. It also commented that the eye witness given by Neyoti Ghosh, wife of one of the victim was false and fabricated.

The incident sparked off serious sensation that time in the State and the press community across the country condemned the incident. Commenting on the judgment senior advocate Pijush Biswas who appeared in the court on behalf of Choudhury said, “At last justice prevailed.”

The mager of the newspaper Ranjit Choudhury, proof reader Sujit Bhattacharjee and driver Balaram Ghosh were murdered in the office premises on May 13, 2013. This was one of the most sensatiol murders in the State.

Neyoti Ghosh, wife of the victim Balaram Ghosh in her initial statement told the police that she was in her room adjacent to the office and hearing the cry she rushed only to see that two unknown persons are rushing out of the office and the victims lying in a pool of blood. However, subsequently she altered her statement and said that she saw the victims stabbing each other. Advocate Biswas said there were many other inconsistencies in the charge sheet filed by the police.

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