Ex-Ministers, CPI-M leaders granted bail

The former ministers of previous Left front government along with the senior party leaders of the CPI-M on Thursday granted bail from the Judicial Magistrate First Class Court relating to a Covid norms violation case on Thursday.

A case was registered against nine CPI-M leaders including the former ministers, Badal Chowdhury and Manik Dey on September 25, 2021 over allegedly violating covid restrictions while taking part in a movement at Agartala Paradise Chowmuhani.

“The accused persons held a protest at Paradise Chowmuhani area in Agartala city flouting restrictions announced due to COVID pandemic. They also declined to cooperate after the police asked them to vacate the spot. The accused persons were charged with section 353, 270, section 34 of the Indian Penal Code and 3 of Epidemic Act”, the public counsel informed.

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