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Triple murders mystery at Criminal run newspaper Dainik Ganadoot remained unsolved, main accused Sushil Choudhry, criminals roaming free
TIWN Sep 20, 2018
Triple murders mystery at Criminal run newspaper Dainik Ganadoot remained unsolved, main accused Sushil Choudhry, criminals roaming free
PHOTO : TIWN File Photo : Ganodoot Editor Sushil Chowdhury is being taken by Police to court.

AGARTALA, Sep 20 (TIWN): Criminalization of media world and Tripura Police’s suspicious role to save criminals either in Ganadoot murder case or Kalpana Das murder case have always been alleged. But state is surprised to see Tripura BJP’s top leader Sunil Deodhar sharing tea, biscuits with jail returned Dainik Ganadoor Editor Sushil Chowdhury whereas on November 17, 2017 being asked by TIWN at BJP office on journalist Santanu Bhoumik, Sudip Datta Bhoumik murder cases, Deodhar demanding CBI said, “We demand CBI investigation in both journalists murders. We do not have any trust on SIT, CID and Tripura Police, nor the 37 lakhs of people have trust on state police. If we talk about Ganadoot murder case, who killed own staffs in his office was released and who killed the 3 media persons police till day police couldn’t prove”. Tripura High court on December 10 released the Dainik Ganadoot editor-cum-owner Sushil Choudhury. 75-year-old editor Sushil Choudhury was alleged as the sole accused in the murder of three employees on the premises of the Bengali daily in Agartala on May 19.

Noteworthy, the lower court earlier awarded life imprisonment till death to the newspaper editor-cum-owner in a year-old triple murder case. Kripankur Chakraborty, additional district and session’s judge of West Tripura district, also slapped a fine of Rs.70, 000 on 75-year-old Sushil Choudhury. The judge earlier awarded the rigorous life imprisonment till his death for murdering three of his employees May 19, 2013.

The sources said that as the police failed to put up any appealing evidence against the accused, the prime accused Sushil Choudhury was released from jail. After carrying out in-depth investigation, Investigating Officer Manas Paul had submitted a 562-page charge sheet accusing Sushil Chowdhury for the gruesome incident before the Addl District and Sessions court. However, failing to prove any allegation against the accused the court has released him from jail.

The court had earlier on July 14 held 75-year-old Sushil Choudhury guilty of murder, conspiracy and abetment in murder of Dainik Ganadoot manager Ranjit Choudhury, proof reader Sujit Bhattacharjee and driver Balaram Ghosh.

The incident occurred on May 19, 2013. The court freed Niyati Ghosh, wife of slain driver, from charges of misleading investigation as she had turned approver in the case.

Reportedly, Sushil Choudhury took the help of his driver Balaram Ghosh to murder Ranjit Choudhury in the office. Following this, proof reader Sujit Bhattacharjee rushed out of his room and caught hold of the driver who was holding a knife. In the scuffle they stabbed each other and died in the presence of Sushil Choudhury who did nothing to stop the clash. The editor was allegedly involved in nefarious activities including brokering land deals. Ranjit Choudhury was targeted as he had vowed to expose him, say the reports.

This is one of the rarest-of-the-rare cases. Allegedly Choudhury was the main architect of the killing of three people and it was a pre-planned and tactful murder. Three employees of 'Danik Ganadoot', a vernacular daily were killed inside the newspaper office premises at Palace Compound in the heart of the city on May 19, 2013 sending shock waves across the entire state.

But till now who is the actual guilty it has not came out.On that time Agartala Press Club’s one of the present illegal members photographer Ranjan Roy was working in Ganadoot office, but all culprits are now roaming under free air.

In this situation, it’s hoped BJP Govt will reopen the murder case once again, except only political dialogues on journalists’ murder cases.

Ganadoot murder case after faced a jolt in High Court, Tripura Govt didn't appeal in Supreme Court, whereas it's hoped that the new Govt will knock Supreme Court. 

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