Women scribes arrested for alleged inflammatory posts on Tripura communal violence get bail

Samriddhi Sakunia and Swarna Jha, journalists with HW News Network, were named in an FIR at Fatikroy Police Station in Tripura on Sunday on a complaint filed by a VHP supporter

Women scribes arrested for alleged inflammatory posts on Tripura communal violence get bail
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Two women journalists, who were arrested over their social media posts on the recent communal incidents in Tripura, were on Monday ordered to be released on bail by a magistrate's court.


Samriddhi Sakunia and Swarna Jha, journalists with HW News Network, were named in an FIR at Fatikroy Police Station in Tripura on Sunday on a complaint filed by a VHP supporter.

Judicial magistrate Shubhra Nath granted bail to them after they were produced before the court.

The bail to the two journalists has been granted on bail bond of Rs 75,000 each. The court has asked them to appear before Kakraban Police Station where the case was registered. After questioning, they would be released, Advocate Pijush Biswas who appeared before the court added.


The two journalists were detained in Assam's Karimganj on Sunday and were brought to Tripura on transit remand for production before the magistrate's court in Udaipur, around 50 km from state capital Agartala.

With PTI inputs

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Published: 15 Nov 2021, 5:53 PM