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Agartala DC Shailesh Yadav suspended for raiding marriage parties, thrashing invitees

TRIPURA, Apr 29: IAS officer Shailesh Kumar Yadav, the Deputy Commissioner of West Tripura, covering the capital city Agartala, is reported to have been placed under suspension after videos of his boorish behaviour went public.

A couple of days ago several videos went viral showing Yadav going berserk at two wedding functions in Agartala. Since the parties were happening an hour beyond the Covid related shutdown deadline of 10PM, the Deputy Commissioner Shailesh Yadav barged into the marriage halls accompanied by posse of cops.

He thrashed everyone whosoever came his way and hurled choicest of invective sand abuses on the groom, bride and their families. Yadav physically assaulted the groom, many other relatives and asked the Police arrest everyone at the marriage party.

The videos triggered massive outrage across the country even as his anger at parties happening beyond shutdown deadline was justified but his actions were ugly and highly unbecoming of a civil servant.

A day after a video of West Tripura District Magistrate Shailesh Kumar Yadav raiding two wedding venues in Agartala went viral, five BJP MLAs from Tripura demanded his suspension, saying he “physically assaulted” the bride, and abused the invitees.
Yadav had also issued a statement apologising for his behaviour.

He said that his intention was not hurt or humiliate anyone as he just wanted to enforce the lockdown.

The families of the bride and groom said that Deputy Commissioner Yadav’s actions left them devastated and humiliated.
Chief Minister Biplav Kumar Deb had asked the Chief Secretary to send him a report on the incident in two days.  It is now learnt that Yadav has been placed under suspension and an inquiry ordered into his behaviour.


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