Kolkata: An FIR was registered against BJP leader Mukul Roy and three others on Sunday, a day after Trinamool Congress MLA Satyajit Biswas from Krishnagunj in Nadia district was shot dead by unidentified assailants. Of the four booked, two have been arrested. An officer said that two policemen have also been suspended.
Meanwhile, the result of preliminary post-mortem report was released in the afternoon. The report stated that the cause of the death was a bullet that went through Biswas’ head.
“The politics of killing is not BJP’s style of politics. In Bengal, there is huge infighting in TMC and on Mamata Banarjee’s direction, they are putting blame on the BJP. My sympathies are with his family. I demand an independent and fair investigation on it,” Mukul Roy said.
The arrested have been identified as Kartik Mondal and Sujit Mondal. While Kartik works for a hosiery factory, Sujit is an active BJP worker in Nadia district. Another local youth, Abhijit, is absconding.
Biswas’ security guard Prabhash Mondal, who was on leave on Saturday, was suspended and a departmental inquiry has been initiated due his contradictory statement on the reason behind his leave. Officer-in-charge of Hanskhali police station Anindya Basu was also suspended.
Speaking to News18, Basu said, “Yes, it is a fact that I was suspended. A departmental inquiry has been initiated and I am ready to cooperate with the CID, who has taken up the case. All I can say that there was no dereliction of duty from our side.”
“It’s a political murder. BJP eliminated Satyajit because he was a very popular leader in the area. He was very hard working. It’s a great loss for the party,” TMC general secretary Partha Chatterjee said.
Biswas was shot dead during a Saraswati Puja celebration in the area. The assailants pumped bullets into Biswas after he disembarked from the stage where a cultural programme was taking place. He was immediately taken to a local hospital where doctors announced him “brought dead”.