Agartala, April 28: Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb has sought a report from chief secretary Manoj Kumar over the district magistrate Shailesh Kumar Yadav’s alleged misbehavior with people at a wedding venue for flouting Covid-19 norms.

Yadav apologized after a video that went viral showed him purportedly forcing even the bride and groom to vacate the wedding venue on Monday night. He ordered the arrest of the people present amid the Covid-19 curfew. He threatened to close two marriage halls.

The government has imposed a seven-hour night curfew until April 30 in view of the second Covid-19 wave.

“ I did not mean to insult or humiliate anyone… Whatever was done was for people’s welfare amid the Covid-19 pandemic. If anyone has felt pain due to the action… I apologize…,” said Yadav on Tuesday.


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Opposition leader Manik Sarkar condemned the incident and hoped the government will act against Yadav. “It is not fit for a person holding the post of a district magistrate. I condemn the incident and hope that the government will take required action against the district magistrate.”