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Journalist Saikat Talapatra got permanent bail, Police’s false FIR failed
TIWN May 14, 2019
Journalist Saikat Talapatra got permanent bail, Police’s false FIR failed
PHOTO : Journalist Saikat Talapatra arrested by Police. TIWN Pic April 28, 2019

NEW DELHI / AGARTALA, May 14 (TIWN): Illegally arrested Tripura journalist Saikat Talapatra has been released in permanent bail on Tuesday as court found no major allegation against Saikat Talapatra for which Saikat needs to visit in police station regularly.

From now Saikat Talapatra will only be present in the trail. The last hearing on May 3rd before today’s hearing.

Saikat Talapatra was arrested illegally with allegation of insulting Chief Minister Biplab Deb via facebook post.

Noteworthy, earlier Human Rights Organization condemns attack on arrested Tripura Journalist at Court Premise, blames Police for failure to safeguard an accused.

Severe attacks are being held on journalists, media persons in Tripura.

Saikat Talapatra was arrested on April 28 from Agartala Airport when he was flying to Kolkata after fabricated case was lodged against him.

The case was lodged after he posted about Biplab Deb and allegedly shared news published in various national media about the ongoing divorce case of Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb and his wife. 

Saikat Talapatra also didn’t directly mentioned any name in his post but still police lodged FIR and today court gave him a bail.

Shaikat’s arrest was a part of ongoing arrests of various people including a police constable Jamal Hossain after they shared news about Chief Minister Biplab Deb’s ongoing divorce case in court at Delhi, whereas Biplab Deb didn’t dare to file any case against any national media houses which are still strict to their stand that Biplab Deb is undergoing divorce case with wife, which proves the news have been 100% true. 

Before the arrest, Biplab Deb’s wife directly told media that either “legal” or “illegal”, but they will take action against all who talked about the divorce case. Earlier, in Manipur Kishorchandra Wangkhem was arrested in November 2018 after he criticized BJP and RSS.

 Since BJP came in power attacks on journalists have increased double. A 40 years old newspaper Daily-Desher-Katha, TV channel Mrinalini ENN, Channel Din Raat were shutdown by Biplab Deb Govt.

Attacks on was covered nationwide. TIWN Editor’s senior citizen parents, journalists, photographers all were harassed by police which were stopped after High Court intervened.

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