Former Tripura CM Manik Sarkar demands judicial inquiry into death of four inmates

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AGARTALA | JUNE 24, 2020:

Leader of Opposition and former Chief Minister of Tripura, Manik Sarkar has demanded a judicial inquiry into the "un-natural death" of four inmates, who died in police lock-up nine months ago.

In a letter addressed to Chief Minister, Biplab Kumar Deb on June 21, the Opposition Leader said that government jobs should be given to the kins of those, who died in police lock-up since October 31, 2019.

Sarkar cited four deaths on October 31, 2019 — Sajaio Mog at Amarpur Jail on June 17, Sushanta Ghosh at West Agartala police lock-up on January 12, Sandip Sarkar at Central Jail on January 28, and Mangal Das at Radha Kishorepur police lock-up.

Sarkar has expressed concerns and anguish over the incident and stated that he police and jail authorities need to be more alert to prevent occurrence of such incidents in the future.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) has declined to comment on Sarkar's letter.