The Tripura government has suspended a senior faculty of Agartala Government Medical College (AGMC) over his tweet opposing the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) and a Facebook post slamming Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb.
Kaushik Chakraborty (39), assistant professor at AGMC was placed under suspension on October 21st, 2019, under the Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965, The Indian Express reported.
He was served a show-cause notice by the Health and Family Welfare Department of the Tripura government on August 2nd, which read that he “obliquely criticized the CM by posting derogatory remarks on social media which is unbecoming of a public servant”.
The notice also said that his “objectionable remarks” against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill will definitely create a rift among the communities in the state.
The tweet in question was posted on February 10th, 2019.
Addressing the CM, Chakraborty’s Facebook post in Bengali read “Dear Biplab da, there is no Nobel Prize for loose talks. So, please don’t reduce such a coveted post to ridicule and call it a day. People have pinned a lot of hope on this new government formed through struggle and sacrifice. Don’t deject everyone. A well-wisher.”
As per media reports, Chakraborty has been asked to stay in Agartala during the disciplinary proceeding and not leave the headquarter without obtaining permission from ‘competent authority’.