Mukul Roy

Hindustan Times (Delhi) - - METRO -

“A coun­try­made re­volver used to shoot the MLA has been re­cov­ered. As per our pri­mary find­ings, it seems that the vic­tim was shot from be­hind and the act was the re­sult of a well-planned plot,” a dis­trict po­lice of­fi­cer said on the con­di­tion of anonymity.

The FIR was lodged on a com­plaint filed by Mi­lan Saha, an aide of the MLA, who al­leged that Pun­dari fired the weapon as three oth­ers pre­vented Biswas from leav­ing the venue.

Shortly af­ter the ar­rests on Sun­day, Tri­namool Con­gress lead­ers ac­cused the BJP of try­ing to in­cite vi­o­lence for po­lit­i­cal gains in the state. “The BJP is stoop­ing too low. Those who have killed him will not be spared,” said TMC gen­eral sec­re­tary and state ed­u­ca­tion min­is­ter Partha Chat­ter­jee af­ter vis­it­ing the MLA’S fam­ily at Kr­ish­na­ganj, about 120km from Kolkata.

BJP Ben­gal pres­i­dent Dilip Ghosh, who de­manded an in­ves­ti­ga­tion by CID, said the mur­der of Biswas was sim­i­lar to the killing of the Tri­namool Con­gress’s Han­skhali block com­mit­tee pres­i­dent Du­lal Biswas in April 2017. He said that those linked to the Ma­mata Ban­er­jee-led party were ar­rested in the case.

“All sorts of mafia have taken shel­ter in TMC and the party’s or­gan­i­sa­tion is col­laps­ing due to in­fight­ing,” Ghosh said.

Surya Kanta Mishra, the state sec­re­tary of the Com­mu­nist Party of In­dia (Marx­ist), said the MLA’S mur­der proved that law-

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