Agartala: A local court in Tripura on Monday sent to four-day police custody a tribal youth who was arrested from Mysuru in Karnataka for uploading on Facebook video clips supporting the Pulwama terror strike, a police official said. Forty CRPF troopers were killed in the February 14 terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
Senior police and intelligence officials are interrogating 23-year-old Pramesh Debbarma, a resident of Khowai in western Tripura, who worked as a cook at a hotel in Mysuru. “Debbarma was arrested from the hotel he worked in, on Saturday for uploading video clips on his Facebook page supporting and encouraging the Pulwama terror attack,” Khowai Sub-Divisional Police Officer Sourab Sen told IANS.
He said the accused was brought back to Tripura on Sunday and produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) in Khowai, 80 km north of Agartala, on Monday. Khowai District police chief Krishnendu Chakraborty told IANS that the accused was arrested with the help of the Mysuru police. “A case was registered against the youth under Section 124 (a) (sedition charges) and 120 (b) (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code. The accused has confessed to his crime in preliminary interrogation,” he added.