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Arrest of Badal Choudhury in unconsciousness is Undemocratic, Inhuman, Contempt of Court : Adv Bhaskar Debbarma
TIWN Oct 28, 2019
Arrest of Badal Choudhury in unconsciousness is Undemocratic, Inhuman, Contempt of Court : Adv Bhaskar Debbarma
PHOTO : Badal Choudhury admitted in ILS hospital. TIWN Pic Oct 22, 2019, Photo inset : Advocate Bhaskar Debbarma after hearing at High Court on 24th Oct, 2019 (TIWN)

AGARTALA, Oct 28 (TIWN): HC Advocate Bhaskar Debbarma has termed the arrest of former Minister Badal Choudhury in ICU, amid “unconsciousness” is inhuman and undemocratic as well as contempt of court, violating Supreme Court’s guidelines of arrest’s criteria.

On being asked by media, Advocate Bhaskar Debbarma said, “In 2008-09 various developmental works took place in Tripura which were done under cabinet decisions. Aimed to suppress the developmental works, a fabricated case was filed against former PWD Minister Badal Choudhury by the BJP Govt”.

“This fabricated case itself displays, how much undemocratic this present Government can be”, said Bhaskar Debbarma.

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“Under this fabricated case, Badal Choudhury was arrested in a manner just like murder of democracy. He was arrested when he was in ICU and also in unconscious condition. Such a situation was created that there is no law existing in this country. Before the Govt, everyone is bowing head including media. The day Badal Choudhury was arrested, it has been almost 1-week but after the arrest also police failed to produce Badal Choudhury in court because, he is seriously ill”, said Bhaskar Debbarma.

“Under the law once a person is arrested within 48 hours he must be produced before the court. Police on that day (21st October, 2019) arrested Badal Choudhury with his thumb-impression which is too logicless”, he said.

“This is totally an unconstitutional type of arrest”, he added.

“Before the arrest, a person needs to be interrogated and then signature must be taken but the whole process was done by taking his thumb-impression when he was unconscious”, said Bhaskar Debbarma.

“Supreme Court has given 11 guidelines for an arrest and if these are not followed then it will be a contempt of court”, Bhaskar Debbarma told media.

He also alleged, police is torturing Badal Choudhury by removing him from ICU to cabin. He is under Police custody and was forced to remove from the ICU, to give an impression to public that Badal Choudhury is recovered whereas police failed to produce him in court. He said this is nothing but “mental torture” on Badal Choudhury which may lead an unwanted incident with Badal Choudhury.

Bhaskar Debbarma also said, Badal Choudhury has not even any type of involvement  and this case to lose ground soon in court but in this stage, Govt’s ultimate aim is to torture him and illegally police are doing this.

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