Congress alleges Tripura CM’s involvement in ex-minister’s murder

Agartala (Tripura): Levelling serious allegations against Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, Leader of Opposition in the Tripura Assembly Sudip Roy Burman on Monday said that the former was either directly or indirectly involved in the assassination of former health minister Bimal Sinha.

The Yousuf Commission Report on assassination of Sinha was tabled in the Tripura Assembly last Wednesday. The report allegedly holds Sinha himself responsible for his death by saying that the former health minister used to avoid taking security personnel with him on his visits.

Sinha and his brother Bidyut were gunned down by the banned outfit NLFT on March 31, 1998.

According to reports, the Left Front government had formed the Yusuf Commission under acute pressure from the opposition. The commission had submitted the report in 2000, but the government didn’t publish the report.

Later, a petition by an advocated led the Tripura High Court to press the government publish the Commission Report. (ANI)