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A lower court in Tripura has sentenced three CPI (M) activists to two years in imprisonment in a case of assault on a judge at Belonia in the South Tripura district.

The incident took place in 2015 during a strike called by the CPI (M).

CPI (M) leaders Tapas Dutta, Trilokesh Sinha and Babul Debnath were booked for assaulting South Tripura District and Sessions Court Judge Ruhidas Paul.

The case was registered under sections 447 (criminal trespass), 353 (assault to deter public servant from discharge of duty), 506 (criminal intimidation) and section 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the IPC.

The CJM’s court found them guilty and awarded them two months of imprisonment and a fine of Rs 5,000 under section 447 (criminal trespass) and two years of rigorous imprisonment under section 353.

“Judicial Magistrate Mitra Das sentenced the three accused to two years of punishment,” Indian Express quoted Public Prosecutor Krishna Majumder as saying.

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