Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb took everyone by surprise at around midnight on March 17 as he returned home from the civil secretariat on foot – walking about 5.5 kilometres distance with skeleton security.
According to media reports, Deb has been in the office till 10:40 pm and his convoy was ready to escort him back home. Suddenly, he changed the decision and commanded his team to walk on the street. Immediately, city police stepped up security and the chief minister began his journey.
“It took about 20 minutes for CM to reach home,” said a senior police officer adding that chief minister loves to walk and whenever gets chance he walks and do regular exercise.
However, BJP sources told the media that Deb ventured to see the situation of the city and security arrangement at night, which has never been happened in the state before. There has been a conspiracy against the government raising the blame of deteriorating law and order situation recently where police is accused of dereliction of duty, party sources pointed out.