New Delhi: There has been a new twist in the matter of halting a marriage between Corona’s restrictions in a marriage hall of Tripura West Agartala DM and Collector Shailesh Yadav (Tripura West Agartala DM) in Tripura. Although the DM has apologized for his misconduct after the video went viral on social media, the controversy is now increasing.
Now the family of the bride has filed an FIR in this case. On the other hand, an FIR has also been lodged against the bride’s side by the DM. The bride’s brother Subrajit Deb gave a detailed account of the incident through a Facebook post.
Subrjeet wrote, After a lot of mental trauma, physical fatigue and family discussions on 27/04/21, we finally decided to file an FIR in West Agartala at around 9.30 pm. We lodged an FIR. After this we were promised to get the receipt a day later. As the curfew time came to a close at 10 pm, we left the police station thinking that we would take a copy of the FIR the next day.
On 28/04/21 I went to the West Police Station to get an FIR receipt. I was kept in the police station for 3-4 hours and the receipt was not given. When asked, I was ensured that it was delayed due to some legal procedures and the receipt would be sent to our residence. However, till about 9 pm on 29 April, my FIR copy was not found.
On April 29, at 8 am, I received a news from the local newspaper that on 28/04/2021, DM. Shailesh Yadav has filed an FIR against us. Now the picture became clear in front of me. An FIR has been filed against us on 27/04/21 just for distorting my FIR.
Subrajit said, we are living in a country where a normal man cannot file an FIR to seek justice, whereas a District Magistrate can easily do it! In the end we have consulted one of the top lawyers in our state and have written an application to Superintendent of Police Agartala to accept our FIR under Section 156 (3) of the CrPC. For fear of being rejected again and upset (as happened while filing the FIR), I sent a prayer this evening via registered post.
The bride’s brother said, hope and pray that once this prayer reaches its chair, it should be some action. I cannot share legal documents at this time. The rest of the legal proceedings will be updated after consulting my lawyer.
Finally, Subrajit said, “I and my whole family are grateful to the whole state and the way the country has come forward and supported us.” If you feel that we were not wrong, I pray for everyone to support us.
With this, Subrajit appealed, saying, “My parents are elderly post angioplasty hypertensive, diabetic and on many medications.” His health is improving after the trauma. So no media personnel or well wishers should try to contact me or my parents. Hope we get justice.
It is noteworthy that Singer Sonu Nigam has also criticized DM’s behavior. The DM halted the wedding between Corona’s restrictions at a marriage home in West Agartala. During this, he slapped Pandit and abused the bride-groom side. Since then, this behavior has been severely criticized. State legislators have also written a letter to the CM demanding action against the DM.