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Two persons were put behind the bars for protesting against the Tripura government’s decision to turn a youth hostel into a COVID19 Care Centre in Agartala.

Tripura Police produced six persons before the court on Monday.

While the court granted bail to the four women protestors, it sent two men to the judicial custody till May 18.

According to the lawyer who represented the state government in the court said the persons who were produced in the court had prevented the government officials to carry out their job and blocked the road.

A case was registered against all the six protestors.

The two men protestors, who were sent to the judicial custody have been identified as Radhakanta Tewari and Sudhir Das.

Locals took to the street and protested against the Tripura government’s decision to convert the Bhagat Singh Yuva Awas at Agartala’s New Capital Complex into a COVID19 Care Centre.

People in large numbers came out to the street on Sunday morning and blocked the VIP road of the city.

The Tripura government has decided to convert the youth club into a COVID19 Care Centre after the number of COVID19 positive cases in Tripura has gone up on daily basis.

The people, who protested the move of the Tripura government, said as the hostel is in a residential area, the government’s move to bring in COVID19 patients will risk the lives of the people of the area.

On Monday, Tripura registered two more COVID19 positive cases taking the state’s total to 153.

The newly-infected patients are BSF officials posted in Dhalai district.


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