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Tripura Police has arrested three youths belonging on the charge of attempt to murder chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb.

West Tripura district SP Manik Lal Das said the chief minister had a narrow escape on Thursday night.

“A private car which was going at a breakneck speed whizzed past him and his security entourage when Deb was on a night stroll and was returning to his official residence at Syama Prasad Mookerjee Lane here,” Das said.

“The CM managed to jump aside as the vehicle whisked past him. However, one of his security personnel sustained minor injuries,” he added.

The three youths have been as Subham Saha, 27, an engineer and working as business developer in a private farm, Aman Saha, 25, a BBA degree holder and Gairik Ghosh, 24, an unemployed graduate in Arts – belong to very affluent families.

The police official said that the incident took place during the Covid night curfew and the three youths not only violated the curfew protocols but they also illegally overtook six police barricades and attacked a policeman when he tried to intercept the three drunken youths.

He said that police immediately chased the Bolero car as the youths tried to escape, but ultimately arrested them late on Thursday night.

A case was registered in the West Agartala police station and various charges including rash driving, obstructing government servants on duty, willfully injuring public servants and attempt to murder the Tripura CM.

Police have seized the car and their mobile phones.  The police conducted raids in their houses and other places to obtain their antecedents.

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