The West Agartala Police, OC Accused of Molestation


Congress leader Szaritha Laitphlang accused OC West Agartala Police Station Subrata Chakraborty of molestation in the protest at the main entrance of Raj Bhavan on Thursday.

Congress Committee (AICC) secretary and in-Charge of Tripura Szaritha Laitphlang said the cops groped her during the scuffle in front of Raj Bhavan’s main entrance.

As per the source, the Congress workers gathered in front of the Raj Bhavan entrance as per the pre-scheduled protest program against the ED grilling of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. However, the protest took an ugly turn, with AICC Secretary and Tripura in charge Szaritha Laitphlang accusing OC West Agartala Police Station Subrata Chakraborty of molesting and groping her while preventing the protesters from entering the Raj Bhavan.

Speaking to the media, Laitphlang said, “There were no women police deployed there. The male cops touched me indecently. In the land of Maa Tripureshwari, the administration is openly dishonoring women. Such acts will never be tolerated. I want justice. Today, I am the victim and if people don’t raise their voice, tomorrow your daughter will face the same.”

She said she went to hoist a Congress flag along with the Tripura Pradesh Youth Congress president when she was harassed by the policemen. Earlier, Congress supporters led by former CLP leader Gopal Chandra Roy had gathered in front of the Raj Bhavan and had raised slogans.

“The ED is unlawfully interrogating Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at the instance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. For the last two days, we have protested in front of the ED offices here in Agartala. Today, we have arrived here for our pre-scheduled Raj Bhavan Abhijan,” said Roy.

No one from the police department could be reached for a comment on the issue. The police officials kept themselves away from any comments as the situation became strained.