1. Today (Jan 8, 2018) Police with the help of NDRF personnel recovered dead bodies of two minor children who had died in a tragic incident the day before yesterday (Jan. 6) when the vehicle in which they were playing had fallen into Dumboor Lake. Though, the rescue operation had been launched immediately and NDRF team had also worked throughout the day yesterday but the vehicle could not be located (yesterday). During resumed search and rescue operation today, the NDRF team located the vehicle and thereafter brought out the dead bodies one after another. The ill fated vehicle was also later recovered in the evening.
As you are aware, yesterday NDRF Headquarters had been requested to send additional team comprising deep water drivers along with the equipments and at the same time Army and Assam Rifles had also been requested to assist in the rescue operations. Following the request, a team of NDRF arrived Agartala early in the morning from Kolkata and another team was dispatched from Guwahati. However, the dead bodies were recovered by the NDRF contingent party stationed at Agartala and who were into operation since yesterday, before the additional party could reach at rescue site. Assam Rifles also rushed their rescue van and manpower to assist the operation today.
2. Today (Jan. 8, 2018) Sri Akhil Kumar Shukla, DGP Tripura and Dr. Prafulla Jit Sinha, Mayor Agartala Municipal Corporation inaugurated Electric Traffic Signal System installed at IGM Chowmohani. Simultaneously, Traffic Signal System at Ganaraj Chowmohani, Math Chowmohani and Gurkhabasti Tri junction have also become operational. Shri K.V. Sreejesh, IGP (L&O), Shri Arindam Nath, DIG (Southern Range), Dr. Milind Ramteke, DM (West), Sri Abhijit Saptarshi, SP (West) and Shri Rati Ranjan Debnath, SP (Traffic) were among the officers present during the inaugural function of traffic lights.