Former Tripura minister Badal Choudhury. (File image)

Tripura police have booked former PWD minister and senior CPI (M) leader Badal Choudhury in connection with the alleged irregularities in construction work during his tenure as PWD-minister from 2008-2009.

Based on the PWD department observations and subsequent vigilance enquiry a case (no 251/19) was registered on Sunday under section 409, 418, 420, 201, 120B of the IPC and 13 PC Act against Chowdhury and PWD officials–YP Singh and Sunil Bhowmik.

The case has been registered at West Agartala police station.

Earlier, Vigilance sleuths quizzed Choudhury, who is the sitting MLA of Hrishyamukh constituency, in connection with the scam.

According to reports, there was allegedly an irregularity of over Rs 600 crore in the PWD department during Choudhury’s tenure.

The CPI (M) has dubbed the development as a conspiracy of the BJP government against the Left party.

“The BJP government in the state has failed to fulfil the poll promises and now to divert the attention of the people, the government has hatched this conspiracy against our party,” CPI (M) Tripura state committee said in a statement.

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