Mukul Roy named in FIR over TMC MLA’S killing

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - FRONT PAGE - Halim Mon­dal and Kaushik Dutta let­[email protected]­dus­tan­

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 Crime In­ves­ti­ga­tion Di­vi­sion (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,” the BJP’S Lok Sabha man­age­ment com­mit­tee in­charge for West Ben­gal said.

Po­lice said five people have been named in the FIR over the killing. Apart from Roy and those ar­rested – Kar­tik Mon­dal and Sujit Mon­dal – two people named Ab­hi­jit Pun­dari and Kali­pada Malda have also been ac­cused in the case.

“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.

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