All 23-members of poll strategist Prashant Kishore’s I-PAC team, who were booked under the National Disaster Management Act (NDMA) have been granted bail by the West Tripura district and sessions court on Thursday.
The I-PAC team members were ‘detained’ by East Agartala police on Monday and were later booked under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and section 51b of the NDMA.
The bail was granted by the Tripura Court without any condition as sought by the Tripura Police in a petition, which was rejected by the Court.
The I-PAC team is in Agartala to carry out some surveys on the political situation and support base Trinamool Congress (TMC).
Meanwhile, vocal TMC MP Derek O’Brien, who rushed to Agartala following the ‘detention’ of the I-PAC team alleged that the Centre directed the Tripura Government to put Prashant Kishore’s team under “house arrest”.
“TMC hired the I-PAC and their team was in Agartala on an assignment. Amit Shah and Narendra Modi directed the Tripura Government to arrest the I-PAC team members. They are trying to impose the Gujarat model across India,” Derek O’ Brien said.
He added: “This is the only thing that they know to do: to threaten, to bully. We will take them head-on,”
On the other hand, senior Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader – Abhishek Banerjee will arrive at Agartala in Tripura on Friday.
Abhishek Banerjee will take part in a demonstration in protest against the ‘detention’ of poll strategist Prashant Kishore’s I-PAC team members.
This was informed exclusively to Northeast Now by Tripura TMC president Ashish Lal Singh.
“Few of the top TMC leaders have arrived in Agartala today at 10:00am. I personally received them at the airport. MP Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar will arrive tomorrow and Abhishek Banerjee will reach the state on Friday,” Tripura TMC president Ashish Lal Singh said.