2 BJP workers nabbed in TMC MLA’S murder
Kolkata: A day after TMC legislator Satyajit Biswas was shot dead at point blank range at a Saraswati puja in Nadia district’s Phulpur, two Bharatiya Janata Party workers were arrested on the charge of murder on Sunday.
The two suspects, Kartik Mondal and Sujit Mondal, were Trinamool Congress workers before they defected to the BJP.
An FIR has been filed at Hanskhali police station which names, among other people, BJP executive committee member and Bengal in-charge Mukul Roy.
The police department has also suspended Biswas’s bodyguard Prabhas Mondal, and Anindya Basu, the officer in charge of Hanskhali police station, which has jurisdiction over the scene of crime.
“They have been suspended for negligence of duty. There could be others who are involved in the murder and we are investigating the case,” said Inspector General (south Bengal) Neeraj Kumar Singh.
The state government has ordered a probe into the murder by the Criminal Investigation Department.
The police are looking for one more suspect, BJP wroker Abhijit Punduri, who is absconding since the crime.
Unable to find him, the cops have detained his mother. On Saturday, agitated Trinamool Congress workers had attacked Punduri’s residence.
The police said it seemed the shooters knew the locality very well, “otherwise it would not have been possible for them to shoot at the MLA in such a crowded place and escape unnoticed”.
Roy contested the allegations, saying “naming somebody in a paper” didn’t prove anything. Turn to P4