FIR against BJP leader Mukul Roy in TMC MLA mur­der case

The New Indian Express - - NEWS - AISHIK CHANDA

TMC found­ing mem­ber turned BJP leader Mukul Roy and three oth­ers were on Sun­day booked for TMC MLA Satya­jit Biswas’ mur­der. Biswas was shot at point blank range dur­ing a Saraswati Puja pro­gramme on Satur­day evening. Of the three lo­cals ac­cused, Su­jit Mon­dal and Kar­tik Mon­dal have been ar­rested, while Ab­hi­jit Pun­dari is ab­scond­ing. Lo­cals van­dalised Pun­dari’s house on Satur­day night af­ter the mur­der. TMC has ac­cused that all three are BJP work­ers, which the saf­fron party de­nied. Speak­ing to re­porters on Sun­day, Mukul Roy said: “Nam­ing me in the FIR is a po­lit­i­cal con­spir­acy of the TMC. There is a ten­dency to blame BJP for ev­ery in­ci­dent in the state be­cause Ma­mata Ban­er­jee is scared of the BJP. There is no democ­racy in the state. There should be an in­de­pen­dent in­quiry into the mur­der and I will face it. But CID is a Ma­mata stooge and we can’t ex­pect free and fair in­quiry from it.”

Mean­while, Han­skhali po­lice sta­tion SHO Anindya Bose was sus­pended. An in­quiry has also been ini­ti­ated against Biswas’s per­sonal body­guard Prab­has Mon­dal, who was on leave on Satur­day. “The BJP is stoop­ing to a new low. Those in­volved in the mur­der will not be spared,” said TMC sec­re­tary gen­eral and ed­u­ca­tion min­is­ter Partha Chat­ter­jee said. Pre­lim­i­nary probe has found that the as­sailants were lo­cal res­i­dents and aware of the lo­cal­ity, be­cause of which they could slip af­ter shoot­ing the MLA . The mur­der weapon was found 200 me­tres away from the crime scene. Also, the func­tion site wit­nessed seven power shut­downs within 30 min­utes be­fore the mur­der. It is be­ing sus­pected that the as­sailants had shut down the power sev­eral times to dis­tract peo­ple. Eye­wit­nesses claimed to have seen ac­cused Su­jit Mon­dal and Kar­tik Mon­dal rush out area af­ter the mur­der. How­ever, both the ac­cused and their fam­ily mem­bers claimed that they were at their re­spec­tive res­i­dences dur­ing the shoot­ing.

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