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A case against CPI (M) leader and former MP Jitendra Choudhury was lodged by Tripura police on Sunday for his social medial post on the statue of an indigenous woman breaking down into pieces at Khumulwng in West Tripura district.

The former MP has been charged with criminal conspiracy, rumour mongering, spreading communal disharmony for his social media post on the breaking down of the statue.

West Agartala Police Station Officer-in-charge of Jayanta Karmakar said, “A complaint was received from Tripura BJP secretary Mihir Sarkar on Sunday. It was forwarded it to Radhapur police station near Khumulwng under Jirania subdivision of West Tripura district.”

Speaking to media the Jirania Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Suman Majumder said that an FIR was registered at Radhapur police station against Choudhury.

It may be mentioned here that a 17-feet high statue of a tribal woman collapsed on Saturday morning due to heavy rain and storm.

In his complaint, Mihir Sarkar said, “From the social media post of the CPI (M) leader it has become clear that he had a bad intention to distort the facts.”

“We see this as a criminal conspiracy to spread communal hatred among the different communities of the state,” Sarkar added.

” It was a deep-rooted conspiracy hatched by the CPI (M),” Sarkar added.

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