3 CPIM Leaders of South Tripura jailed for 2 years

After being found guilty in the case of “2015 political attack on the District Judge” at Belonia; A court on Thursday sentenced three senior CPI(M) leaders to two years in jail.

The convicted are Tapas Datta, Babul Das, Trilokesh Sinha. A total of 22 person gave witness to the 2015 incident at Belonia District and Session Judge Court today.

The incident occurred on September 2, 2015 when five left organisations enforced a nationwide general strike to press a set of demands. Mr. Datta, Trilokesh Sinha and Badal Debnath allegedly led a crowd to the court complex at Belonia, headquarters of the south Tripura district, and ransacked the rooms in the court complex.

The attackers had also allegedly threatened then district and sessions judge Ruhidas Paul with dire consequences. The trial court at Belonia announced the quantum of punishment on Thursday. It awarded the jail terms under IPC Section 353 and slapped a fine of ₹5,000 under Section 447 on each accused person.

The defence lawyer said they would appeal in the High Court against the sentencing.

The accused persons had appeared before the Court on receipt of summons and were then released on bail during the trial.

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