TMC MLA’S killing : FIR names Roy

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - Front Page - Halim Mon­dal and Kaushik Dutta

NA­DIA/MIDNAPORE: The West Ben­gal Po­lice on Sun­day ar­rested two people for their al­leged in­volve­ment in the killing of a Tri­namool Con­gress MLA and named Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukul Roy as a “con­spir­a­tor” in the first FIR filed over the in­ci­dent that took place a day ear­lier.

Satya­jit Biswas, who rep­re­sented Ben­gal’s Kr­ish­na­ganj con­stituency, was shot dead on Satur­day evening while he was leav­ing an event in Na­dia dis­trict. The 41-year-old leg­is­la­tor’s per­sonal se­cu­rity of­fi­cer and the sta­tion house of­fi­cer of the area were sus­pended af­ter the in­ci­dent, ac­cord­ing to the po­lice.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the killing has been handed over to the CID.

Roy, who was with the Tri­namool Con­gress be­fore join­ing the BJP, said the al­le­ga­tions against him re­lated to Biswas’ killing were fab­ri­cated, adding that the MLA was a vic­tim of in­fight­ing within the rul­ing party.

“It’s ridicu­lous that they have named me in the FIR. It only re­flects the amount of panic the TMC is suf­fer­ing,” Roy added.

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