The commandant of the 2nd battalion of the Tripura State Rifles( TSR), Tapan Debbarma was today arrested in connection with the killing of a journalist inside the battalion headquarters near Agartala, remanded in police custody for ten days by a local court.
Superintendent of Police (Police Control), Harkumar Debbarna said the commandant of the counter-insurgency paramilitary force was arrested for conspiring to kill the scribe, Sudip Datta Bhaumick inside the battalion headquarters at Radhakishore Nagar yesterday.
TSR constable Nandalal Reang, who allegedly shot dead the journalist and was arrested last night, was also sent to
police custody for ten days.
Datta Bhaumick, a reporter of the local Bengali daily ‘Syandan Patrika’, was gunned down around 2 pm yesterday, West Tripura Superintendent of Police Abhijit Saptarshi said.
He was the second scribe to be killed in the northeastern state in two months.