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Updated on: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 03:24 AM IST

Scribe murder: Tripura internet suspension to continue till Monday

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Agartala : Internet service which was suspended in Tripura following the killing of a journalist on September 20 in West Tripura district would continue for another 48 hours to stop spreading of rumours.

“Suspension of Internet service would continue in the state till Monday to stop spreading of rumour by any quarter,” Superintendent of Police (West) Abhijit Saptarshi told PTI.

Prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC would also continue at Mandai, Khumulwung and Jirania areas till tomorrow considering the situation, Saptarshi said.

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Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Friday visited the slain journalist Santanu Bhowmik’s house at Jirania.

Bhowmick, a journalist working with a local television channel, was covering a clash between the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) and the Tripura Rajyer Upajati Ganamukti Parishad, the tribal wing of the CPI(M), in Mandai when he was hit from behind and abducted.

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Published on: Sunday, September 24, 2017, 12:04 AM IST
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