West Tripura DM Shailesh Kumar Yadav has reportedly been suspended for behaving in an unruly manner with people including a groom at a wedding ceremony in Agartala.
In several videos of the incident, that went viral on social media, the IAS officer was heard hurling abuses at the people present at the wedding party.
The DM had entered the marriage halls and ordered people to leave the premises immediately for allegedly violating Covid-19 norms. He was allegedly seen pushing a groom, scolding his relatives and holding other guests by their necks. The officer, accompanied by the police, ordered arrests of people who attended the party.
After facing severe criticism, Shailesh Kumar had to apologize for his unruly behaviour. He however asserted that his intention was not to hurt or humiliate anyone’s sentiments.
“All I did was done during the period of night curfew last night and all that was for the benefit and wellbeing of the people. My intention was not to hurt anyone’s sentiments,” Yadav had told reporters in Agartala.