BJP demands punishment for Tripura CID officer

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Agartala, Aug 19 (UNI) The Tripura unit of the BJP has demanded exemplary punishment for a CID officer for failing to file chargesheet against Bangladesh-based Harkat-Ul-Jihad-Islami (HUJI) collaborator Mamun Mian, while accusing the ruling CPI (M) of abetting anti-Indian forces.

The Tripura police had registered as many as five criminal cases against Mamun, who was arrested here by West Bengal police in March.

Subsequently, the Tripura government forwarded the case to the CID following allegations of his association with the then state Food Minister Sahid Choudhury, who was later faced to resign.

However, the court granted him bail on Sunday, as the CID officer had failed to submit the chargesheet against Mamun and did not even inform the court.

BJP state secretary Nilmani Deb alleged that the CID officer was influenced by the CPI (M) not to furnish the chargesheet to the court, because initial investigation had established Mamun's links with Sahid Choudhury and his family.

He said the suspected HUJI activist was involved in fake currency and arms dealing in Agartala for long and also managed fake Indian documents with certificate from Mr Choudhury.

Mamun was staying at a rented house with the assumed name of Suman Majumdar and he has also got his Permanent Residence Certificate from here, Mr Deb said.

The BJP leader alleged that Mamun was conducting some reconnaissance on Indian military establishments at the behest of foreign intelligence agencies.

The main opposition Congress also demanded immediate arrest of both Mamun and Sahid Choudhury and to take exemplary action against the CID officer.

Meanwhile, a frontline ATTF activist was gunned down in bordering Bargachia, about 15 km from the city, yesterday and police recovered two AK-66 rifles, three magazines containing 36 live rounds, three diaries and other incriminating documents from the spot.

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