FIR against BJP leader Mukul Roy in TMC MLA murder case
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.