West Tripura DM relieved from post following allegations of misconduct

Tripura authorities has constituted a excessive stage inquiry into allegations that Yadav was responsible of gross misconduct whereas intervening to cease marriage ceremonies being held in violation of Corona evening curfew at Manikya Court docket & Golap Bagan venues in Agartala.

By Priyanka Deb Barman

PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2021 12:49 PM IST

West Tripura District’s collector Shailesh Kumar Yadav’s request to be relieved from workplace following an inquiry into his alleged misconduct whereas implementing Covid-19 pointers within the state has been accepted.

“…Within the curiosity of an neutral enquiry, I request for relinquishment of my cost as DM (district Justice of the Peace) & Collector West Tripura District”, Yadav wrote to chief secretary Manoj Kumar on Sunday.

Regulation minister Ratan Lal Nath stated the federal government had accepted his request and given Ravel Hamendra Kumar, director of Industries and Commerce division, extra cost of the West District in the interim.

Tripura authorities has constituted a excessive stage enquiry into allegations that Yadav was responsible of gross misconduct whereas intervening to cease marriage ceremonies being held in violation of Corona evening curfew at Manikya Court docket & Golap Bagan venues in Agartala on the evening of April 26th. With the rise in Covid-19 instances within the second wave, the state authorities had imposed seven hours evening curfew beginning 10pm.

Yadav reportedly stopped the wedding halfway, insulted the bridegroom and compelled him to vacate the marriage venue and even slapped the priest. He was additionally accused of misbehaving with the company; the video of the incident went viral on social media, inviting criticism and drawing the federal government’s consideration.

Quickly after the incident, the chief minister requested the chief secretary to submit a report on the incident; accordingly, a committee comprising two IAS (Indian Administrative Providers) officers was constituted to probe the matter.

Although Yadav apologised initially for his conduct, he later informed the committee that he had carried out his responsibility by implementing regulation and order to stop the unfold of coronavirus and that he stands by his deeds.

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