Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy yesterday met with union home minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi and submitted a detailed report on law and order situation of the state and disobeying him by Chief Secretary and Director General of Police with the instruction of Chief Minister Manik Sarkar. According to report, Governor Mr. Roy in his report mentioned that no senior government official met with him despite summoned by the Raj Bhawan, which indicated a constitutional crisis in the state. The administration has not been functioning neutrally and according to rule of law rather working in favor of the ruling party.
The Raj Bhawan sources, however, pointed out that in recent time the government became arrogant and critical towards the Governor most unusually. The CPI(M) party leaders have been branding him as RSS man and openly criticizing him whenever he comments on the state affairs that made the Governor unhappy. The Governor was disappointed over the role of left front government in Tripura in the investigation of the murder of two journalists Shantanu Bhowmik and Sudip Datta Bhowmik on Sept 20 and Nov 21 last year. Despite the demand for CBI inquiry into the killings of the journalists, Tripura government constituted two separate SITs for investigation, which is believed to be a move to save the actual conspirators behind the murders.
In past few months, more than six political murders, at least seven women and girls were killed after the rape, more than 30 political violence and attacks besides, killing of two journalists had been registered in Tripura but none of the case police could make any headway so far. The law and order situation of the state has been steadily deteriorated but the role of the state government could not make Governor happy, sources stated.
The Governor on Dec 30 last had summoned Chief Secretary Sanjeev Ranjan and Director General of Police Akhil Kumar Sukla in the Raj Bhawan to talk about law and order issues. But both the senior officers ignored him citing the excuses that Chief minister not permitted them to go to Raj Bhawan.Raj Bhawan questioned them why they sought permission from the Chief Minister Manik Sarkar when had of the state called them to meet but they could not able to satisfy the Governor.