West Tripura DM asks for relinquishment of his charge as inquiry against him is underway
By Our Correspondent, 04/05/2021, Agartala


The West Tripura District Magistrate Dr. Shailesh Kumar Yadav who was accused of 'unruly' action and stopping wedding midway during night curfew earlier this week, on Sunday asked for relinquishment of his charge as DM for 'fairness of inquiry' into the incident.

"West Tripura district DM in a letter to Chief Secretary informed today that since an inquiry committee has been formed for 26 April's incident, for fairness of inquiry, he requested for the relinquishment of his charge as DM," adding to this law minister Ratan Lal Nath on Sunday told media, "The Chief Secretary has accepted Yadav's request." He said, "Director of Tripura Tourism  Raval Hamendra Kumar will now take up charge as the West Tripura DM."

The incident took place on April 26 after Yadav was seen stoppinh a marriage ceremony for flouting Covid norms and Tripura MLAs have written to the state chief secretary demanding action against him accusing him of thrashing the priest, groom and guests and using inappropriate language.

Yadav later apologised for his actions, saying what he did was only "for the benefit and well being of people". Chief Minister Biplab Deb had ordered an inquiry into the incident and sought a report from the Chief Secretary. A high level inquiry committee of consisting two senior IAS officers has been formed for the same.