West Tripura District Magistrate (DM) Shailesh Kumar Yadav has faced criticism for manhandling people including a groom at a wedding hall in Agartala.

Many social media users have strongly condemned the incident and demanded action against the DM after a shocking video of West Tripura DM Yadav pushing a groom and his relatives surfaced online.

In the video, that went viral on social media, the IAS officer was also heard hurling abuses at the people present at the wedding party.

The video showed the IAS officer entering the marriage halls and asking people to vacate the premises immediately for allegedly violating Covid-19 restrictions.

The DM was seen pushing a groom and his relatives and holding other guests by their necks.

The officer, who was accompanied by the police, ordered arrests of people who came to the marriage party.

BJP MLA Sushant Chowdhury has also slammed DM Yadav for his highhandedness.

Tripura had announced a night curfew from April 22 to 30 in Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) areas in the wake of rising infections. The curfew will be in force from 10 pm to 5 am.

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