Guwahati/Agartala, March 11: In what it seems to be an interesting turn of events, the Tripura police on Saturday confirmed before the media that they would relook at the investigation process into the recovery of skeletal remains from the septic tank of the Ex-Chief Minister Manik Sarkar’s official residence in 2005.
The matter has come to light after BJP leader Sunil Deodhar in a tweet which reads “…..I request @BjpBiplab, new CM of Tripura, to get septic tanks of all minister quarters cleaned before occupying them. it should be recollected that a woman’s skeleton was found in septic tank of Ex CM Manik Sarkar’s quarter on June 4, 2005 but the case was deliberately suppressed…….”
It may also be mentioned that the 13-year-old issue was raked up by BJP leader Sunil Deodhar in a recent tweet.
As per reports, Director-General of Police Akhil Kumar Shukla had assured that the police department would try to ascertain the actual progress made in the CID investigation.
The tweet snowballed into a huge controversy with the ruling BJP accusing the former Left Front government of covering up the controversial case.
Although, no CPI(M) leader was ready to speak on the issue, but party sources said the controversy was politically motivated and there is no concrete evidence to link it with any sort of politically motivated crime.