BJP’s Mukul Roy named in FIR for TMC MLA’s murder
Former TMC general secretary denies allegation
The killing of Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA Satyajit Biswas drew sharp reactions from the ruling party and the Opposition BJP, as a police complaint named BJP leader Mukul Roy, alleging his involvement in the incident.
Roy, a former TMC general secretary, who joined the BJP last year following differences with party supremo Mamata Banerjee, denied the allegation, claiming that Biswas was a “victim” of the TMC’s internal feud.
Amid allegations that there was no security cover despite the presence of the MLA and a minister at the venue Mukul Roy
of Saraswati Puja, where the incident occurred, the officer in-charge of local Hanskhali police station and the personal security officer of Biswas were suspended.
A departmental inquiry has also been initiated against the OC and the PSO, who was reportedly on leave on Saturday, police said.
Roy is among the four persons against whom an FIR has been lodged in connection with the killing of Biswas, police said.