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DSP Kalyan Sarkar’s murder mystery remain unsolved : In 2002, SDPO Dharmanagar Dilip Ray’s role behind planned daylight murder under scanner : Gautam Das's relative Dilip Ray’s appointment as OSD likely to push CPI-M era crimes into cold storage
TIWN March 14,2018
DSP Kalyan Sarkar’s murder mystery remain unsolved :  In 2002, SDPO Dharmanagar Dilip Ray’s role behind planned daylight murder under scanner : Gautam Das's relative Dilip Ray’s appointment as OSD likely to push CPI-M era crimes into cold storage
PHOTO : TIWN File Photo : OSD Dilip Ray TPS, Chief Minister Biplab Deb and Sunil Deodhar

AGARTALA / DHARMANAGAR, March 14 (TIWN): Tripura’s upright Police officer DSP(Intelligence) Kalyan Sarkar and his bodyguard Nani Gopal Debnath was shot dead in broad daylight on Friday, March 22, 2002 morning in Dharmanagar. In a planned operation to chase smuggelers, DSP Kalyan Sarkar was leading a team of 15 Tripura Police officials including then SDPO Dilip Ray (current OSD to CM Biplab Deb). Apart from Tripura Police, a separate team of 6 member Meghalaya Police officials led by Inspector Pratap Chettri also joined to chase these smugglers cum millitants who kidnapped a girl Nayank Agarwal from Shillong on March 14. However, rather than Police teams capturing militants or rescue the girl as planned, suddenly few Tripura Police officials led by SDPO Dilip Ray opened fire killing DSP Kalyan Sarkar, Constable Nani Gopal Debnath and one Meghalaya Police official.

Dilip Ray was briefly suspended for firing on DSP but then CPI-M Party Chief Gautam Das used his influence to shut the case as Manik Sarkar was Chief Minister.

In 2002, preliminary investigation into SDPO Dilip Ray led Police firing and subsequent killing of DSP Kalyan Sarkar and 2 other Police officials pointed towards unholy nexus of a group of Tripura Police officials and Dharmanagar based smugglers.

Alongwith smugglers, Tripura and Manipur based millitants wanted a large lumpsum money in exchange of the kidnapped girl Nayank Agarwal.

Manik Sarkar led CPI-M Govt wasted no time in closing this case without investigation so that  Gautam Das’s own niece’s husband Dilip Ray’s criminal role remain unknown to public.

During this brutal killing of DSP Kalyan Sarkar by his own Police officials, eyewitnesses later accused Dilip Ray as the mastermind as there was heavy enemity between DSP Kalyan Sarkar and then SDPO Dilip Ray.

From sources it was found that in 2002, SDPO Dharmanagar was making good money from Dharmanagar based smugglers.

But honest Police officer DSP Kalyan Sarkar was a hurdle behind this nexus of smugglers and Police officials so a section of Tripura Police Officials finally eliminated DSP Kalyan Sarkar under the excuse of crossfire among security forces.

Dilip Ray’s selection as TPS officer was a highly questionable because during 1998, TPSC (Tripura Public Service Commission) under the Chairmanship of Suprasanna Chakraborty distributed TCS, TPS posts to all CPI-M family candidates.

Manik Sarkar’s close comrade Suprasanna Chakraborty’s era as TPSC Chairman was called a dark period with full of corruptions and rampant allotment of TCS, TPS grades to only CPI-M families. Dilip Ray’s TPS allotment also during 1998 era when CPI-M families appeared in TPSC exam for names sake but given these prime Civil Servant jobs.

From various Police officials, TIWN learnt that Dilip Ray heavily misused TSR forces during his stint as commandant – he forced TSR jawans to cut forest trees to curve sculptures which he showcased to Manik Sarkar as an artist genius for years.  Even Dilip Ray conducted an exhibition of his sculptures at Press Club.

From 2014, even in 2017 to help his another corrupt friend’s Quiz Competition, Dilip Ray engaged the whole TSR battalion illegally to make arrangements in Rabindra Bhavan.  Dozens of Police vehicles, hundreds of TSR forces were deployed in plainclothes to organize a Quiz competition.

TPS officer Dilip Ray’s meagre Police Salary didn’t prevent this tainted official to construct an approx. Rs 1.1 crore Bunglow with luxary stones & materials at Kargill Chowmuhani, Dhaleswar area in Agartala which will be highlighted in follow-up TIWN news as part of exposure of CPI-M’s rampant corruption.

Chief Minister Biplab Deb’s appointment of such a tainted officer as OSD shocked media and TCS, TPS officials Statewide.

In 3 days of appointment as OSD to CM, Dilip Ray already lined up CPI-M’s corrupt contractors, officials to greet Biplab Deb with garlands.

Question raises, how such a corrupt TPS officer and CPI-M spy made his entry into BJP Chief Minister’s inner circle at State Secretariat as OSD (Officer-on-Special Duty) ?

Apart from Dilip Ray, another CPI-M cadre and former SFI leader Nirmal Adhikary was given plum posting into CM’s inner circle.

Tripura expected a clean governance from BJP – but by posting such tainted CPI-M’s close coterie into sensitive posts, what Biplab Deb is signaling to Tripura public and media ?

What stopping Tripura CM to choose a clean and non-CPI-M official out of hundreds of serving IAS,IPS,TCS,TPS officers in State for OSD Post in Secretariat ?

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