Agartala, Jul 28: Two days after the resignation of additional public prosecutor (APP) Amitabha Roybarman from high court accusing illegal pressure and threat on him, Law Minister Ratan Lal Nath today that his removal was issued before he resigned because there was a number of poof of his illegal acts in judicial process.
Nath’s statement has come out after the arrest of listed drug peddler of Bishalgarh Titu Ahmed at MBB airport of Agartala last evening when he landed from Kolkata. He has been on the run for the past few months and APP Roybarman was accused of helping his bail in the high court about six months ago. Ahmed also confessed his association and deal with Roybarman to the police too during initial interrogation.
Nath stated that this was not the only case; there are many instances to the high court and the state government as well where APP most immorally pleaded for the accused persons. Referring to a specific case Nath said, “Chief Justice of the High Court in an order on March 8 last stated – in every case registered under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, the learned PP must necessarily oppose the bail.”
Besides, the high court’s direction, the state government repeatedly cautioned all PPs and APPs to be careful in dealing with such sensitive criminal cases, as BJP-IPFT government is vowed to zero tolerance on NDPC, crime on women and children and other crime heinous in nature but in case of Roybarman there was no change.
“Repeatedly, in the last few days, Roybarman desperately pleaded in favour of the accused under the NDPS Act and other criminals. The high court has to grant interim bail to a 55 –yrs old government employee was accused of rape of a seven years girl following the pleading of APP Roybarman. Where does his moral stands?” Nath questioned.
Nath referred the order of the particular rape case issued by Justice Arindam Lodh on May 6 last, which read, “Mr Roybarman, learned APP in his usual fairness has submitted that this is not the stage of punishment. However, the petitioner may be released.”
He further added that the Roybarman’s allegation against the government and the ruling party has been considered as part of a larger conspiracy hatched against the state government and the matter was taken very seriously. “We shall go to the last extent to probe the nexus of criminals, friends in court and the political parties. Otherwise, the mission to make Tripura a model will not be possible,” Nath added. (UNI)