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Tripura HC allows the government to conduct an inquiry on marriage raids by DM [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 8 May 2021 10:35pm

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The Tripura High Court on Thursday, May 6th, 2021 provided a green signal to the Government to conduct a further inquiry in relation to a viral video of an incident that took place in Agartala wherein a marriage function was stopped midway by the DM and his team.

Taking note of the fact that State administration has agreed to transfer the District Magistrate out of Agartala, a division bench comprising of Chief Justice Akil Kureshi and Justice SG Chattopadhyay, lifted the rigors against the conduct of further inquiry instituted by the State Government.

The Court was dealing with 3 pleas, first one filed by an advocate seeking action against the District Magistrate concerned, the second one filed by the priest who was to perform the marriage ceremony and the third one filed by the father of the bride whose marriage was to take place on that night.

During the course of the last hearing, the Bench had issued a bunch of interim directions while issuing notice including shifting of the DM out of Agartala after having a prima facie view that it would be necessary to do so "in order to conduct an impartial fact-finding inquiry regarding the incident and the role played by the D.M."

After the video of the incident went viral on social media, the State Government had instituted a two-member Committee to inquire into the incident and for submitting a report in the incident.

In another development in the case, the DM concerned was suspended by the Government vide order dated May 2nd, 2021 till further orders.

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