Scandal brews, Tripura orders probe against senior cop

Agartala, Jan 20 (IANS) The alleged presence of a widow in the official residence of Tripura’s additional director general of police has led to controversy, forcing the government to probe the incident and ask the senior official to go on indefinite leave.

An official release of the Tripura home department said: “To ascertain the factual position of the incident, which took place in the official residence of ADG Kishore Jha here, state police chief Sanjoy Sinha will inquire into the matter and submit a report to the government within a week.”
“Pending inquiry and the government’s subsequent decision, the state government has asked Jha, a 1982 batch IPS officer, to go on leave from Friday.”
Besides the presence of the middle-aged widow Jan 15 at the official residence of Jha, a driver of the Tripura State Rifles (TSR) was allegedly found tied with ropes in a separate room of the police officer’s bungalow.
Main opposition Congress has threatened to launch a massive movement if the state government does not take stern action against Jha.
“A section of top police and civil officials were involved in various scandalous incidents involving women, but the Left Front government has remained a silent spectator. We will make it a big issue ahead of the 2013 assembly polls,” Congress spokesman Ratan Chakraborty said.