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TPCC calls bandh in Agartala

 AGARTALA, May 20 – The opposition Congress in Tripura has called a dawn-to-dusk bandh in the municipal corporation area here tomorrow to protest the killing of three employees of a local Bengali daily.

Leader of the Opposition Ratan Lal Nath, belonging to the Congress, said today that the killing proved that journalists and newspaper employees were not safe in the State.

Chief Minister Manik Sarkar directed the police to take all possible measures to arrest the killers.

“This is unprecedented in the State as well as in the country. It proves that journalists and newspaper employees have no safety or security and that law and order has collapsed,” Nath told reporters.

The ruling CPI-M in a statement demanded immediate arrest of the killers and an inquiry into the killings.

Motorcycle-borne miscreants attacked the office of ‘Dainik Ganadoot’ at the Palace Compound yesterday and stabbed to death the office manager, a proof reader and a driver.

The police said they were yet to make a breakthrough into the killing.

Probe demanded: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) today urged Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar to investigate the attack on a local media house in Agartala in which three people including a journalist were killed.

A statement issued by JFA president Rupam Barua and secretary Nava Thakuria expressed deep shock over the killings and urged Sarkar to probe it and compensate the families of victims. “Attack on a newspaper house will not be tolerated under any circumstance and we demand justice,” the statement said. – PTI

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