Tripura High Court has expanded the high-level enquiry committee probing the the raids by former West district DM (District Magistrate) Sailesh Kumar Yadav at two marriage halls in Agartala on the night of April 26. 

The Tripura High Court has appointed retired judge Subhash Sikdar in the enquiry committee which is probing the raids of former West Tripura DM at marriage halls on April 26. 

The High Court on Wednesday was hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) and two writ petitions filed by the priest and the father of the bride that accused DM Shailesh Kumar Yadav of thrashing the groom, beating the priest and using unparliamentary language against guests. 

A division bench comprising Chief Justice Akhil Ahmed Kureshi and Justice Satya Gopal Chattopadhyay was hearing the case. 

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Chief Justice AA Kureshi said: “The committee will conduct a detailed inquiry into the incident and suggest measures to be taken in the matter”. 

The Court said: “The enquiry committee freshly expanded with addition of one member would proceed with the inquiry from the stage it has already reached and for which purpose the stay granted against further inquiry in the order dated 03.05.2021 is lifted”. 

The Court also ordered that the report of the enquiry shall not be published without first placing it before the Court. 

The court after hearing the petitioners counsel and advocate general representing the state inquired the status of the investigation to which the court was informed that Yadav was transferred to Belonia, South Tripura district. 

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“Now that such complaints have already been filed, we would expect the members of the public not to burden the administration by filing fresh complaints unless some new allegation or angle which is not already brought on record comes to light,” the court added. 

The case would be next heard on May 12. 

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