Groom shoved out as marriage party faces DM's wrath for Covid norms violation in Tripura

In a video of the incident that has gone viral on social media, the DM is seen shoving the groom out of the hall. The police personnel, accompanying him, beat up people before driving them out.

Published: 27th April 2021 07:53 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th April 2021 07:53 PM   |  A+A-

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GUWAHATI: With the Covid situation getting worse in the Northeast, a Tripura family had to pay a price for continuing with a wedding celebration during night curfew.

Tripura West District Magistrate, Dr Shailesh Kumar Yadav raided the wedding hall in state capital Agartala on Monday night and stopped the party, sending out a message that such irresponsible behaviour will be stubbed out firmly.

In a video of the incident that has gone viral on social media, the DM is seen shoving the groom out of the hall. The police personnel, accompanying him, beat up people before driving them out.

“Go out. Let’s go out,” Yadav shouted as he pushed the groom out of the hall. “Book them and take them to lockup,” he ordered the cops.

A woman showed a piece of paper to the DM to tell him that the family had obtained permission for the ceremony but he tore it into pieces. He said the permission was not for marriage beyond 10 pm.

"All these people, who assembled, violated prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) and as such, they will be prosecuted under IPC Section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant). All of them will be arrested right now," Yadav told journalists at the site.

Altogether 31 people were taken into custody by the police. They were let off later.

During the raid, he had asked a police officer to count the number of people present at the wedding hall. When the cop said the officer-in-charge (OC) of the local police station was coming, the DM lost his cool.

"Count and tell me. This is my command as the DM. You all are hand in glove with these people," he thundered.

"I will recommend to the government to suspend the OC of Agartala West Police Station because he has not acted upon repeated complaints of people. I, the DM, had to come here. This is very shameful on the part of the police," Yadav said.

He said the people, who attended the wedding, were educated and rich. If Covid spreads, these very people will go and blame the government saying it has not done anything, he said.

He ordered the closure of the marriage hall as well as another for one year for violating the orders on night curfew.

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  • Paul

    I actually salute the DM
    2 years ago reply
  • Dheeru

    That DM should be suspended without any opportunity to seek pardon.
    2 years ago reply
  • mayank

    Mistake is from sides.
    2 years ago reply
  • Sonu

    These are spineless creatures. Everyone is equal under the eyes of law. His DM thinks that he has done a fabulous job. At least have the balls to write against the rallies conducted by the politicians during the lockdown. Dare to slap a politican
    2 years ago reply
  • Sanjay Sahay

    Have these guys ever taken any such action against politicians? Today lakhs of people are suffering because of congregations linked to election rallies and kumbh mela etc. What action has been taken? The rules and law enforcement in this country is only limited to simple law abiding citizens.
    2 years ago reply
    • S Bose

      100% agree. The way this Idiot DM behaved was obnoxious. He cannot manhandle
      2 years ago reply
    • Aditya

      2 years ago reply
    • anil

      he didn't get his cut.
      2 years ago reply
    • Rahul

      True that. That low class DM who did that cheap show should suffer the same humiliation he meted out to those idiot wedding folks..
      2 years ago reply
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