Major setback for Trinamool as Tripura HC turns down plea on civic polls

Agartala: In yet another setback for the Trinamool, the High Court of Tripura has rejected the writ petition filed by the TMC leaders as a similar case was already filed before the Supreme Court.

The division bench comprising Chief Justice Indrajit Mahanty and Justice SG Chattopadhyay was hearing the petition when the court said that a similar case was already filed in the apex court, therefore the High Court would not make any further hearing on their plea.

After the Supreme Court, this time the Trinamool Congress had pleaded before the Tripura High Court to install CCTV cameras and VVPAT which was turned down by the division bench.

The TMC had initially filed the petition requesting to defer the civic body polls however the Supreme Court in its judgment on Tuesday had turned down the request.

The counsel for the petitioner also argued for the installation of CCTV cameras in polling booth and strong rooms to which the High Court said that necessary directions have already been passed by the Supreme Court.

In this regard the DGP and IGP have already conveyed a joint meeting to discuss the poll requirement and accordingly police and TSR personnel have been deployed across all polling booths.

Meanwhile the Tripura police has already categorised 370 booths as Category A and 274 as B Category, where security deployment will be made as per requirement across 644 polling stations spread out in 20 police station areas. In addition 15 sections of CRPF are also deployed across the civic body polling stations.