Guwahati: A judicial probe has been demanded by the Tripura Rajya Ganamukti Parishad on the police firing at Madhabbari in West Tripura on citizenship bill protestors and claims Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to be responsible for the incident.
MP Jitendra Chaudhury and also the President of Tripura GMP said that this is an example of severe human rights violation and that a section of BJP supporters also joined the police personnel during the firing. A delegation of GMP including Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) Chairperson Radhacharan Debbarma visited the Madhabbari where clashes erupted between police personnel and the protestors of citizenship bill.
The local people informed that the policeman also halted an ambulance and beat up injured protestors and picketers were fired upon while they were fleeing. MP Chaudhury said that there is a deep-rooted conspiracy to disrupt peace and tranquility while TTAADC Chairperson Debbarma said that the said bill is dangerous for the people of the Northeast.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister of Tripura Biplab Kumar Deb visited the violence hoit areas and announced compensation to the victim's family. The Chief Minister distributed cheques worth Rs. 1 lakh to each of the deceased family who is admitted in the hospital with bullet injuries.
The Chief Minister also said that the government would take all the responsibility of all hospital and treatment bills and that they will also identify the culprits and will punish those who found guilty. He further added that the government has ordered a magisterial inquiry on the incident and instructed to identify the culprits involved in the incident.
The local administration had paid an immediate relief of up to Rs 10,000 to owners of shops, which were gutted during the protests.
“The local administration has given immediate relief. I am promising that Rs 50,000 will be given to each of them. In cases where higher losses were incurred, we shall stand with necessary help”, Deb announced.