Days after former Tripura deputy speaker Pabitra Kar was booked for corruption, opposition leader Manik Sarkar claimed that the case lodged against him is an example of “political vendetta”.

“Fake charges have been brought against our leaders to weaken the opposition party. This is nothing but political vendetta. Pabitra Kar has submitted all the required documents and he will cooperate with the police,” Sarkar said during a programme in Agartala.

Based on a vigilance inquiry report, an FIR under the Prevention of Corruption Act was lodged against Kar at Bodhjungnagar Police Station by Deputy Superintendent of Vigilance Jeremia Darlong on July 2.

New Capital Complex sub-divisional police officer (SDPO) Priya Madhuri Majumder said, “A report by vigilance inquiry found that the value of property owned by Kar is more than his income. So, a case was filed against him.”

Reacting to the issue, Pabitra Kar said the investigation…

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