Kolkata: BJP leader Mukul Roy was among the four people booked Sunday in connection with the killing of Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA Satyajit Biswas in West Bengal’s Nadia district, a senior police officer said. Incidentally when Roy was in Trinamool, he was in charge of the same district.
Of the four people named in the FIR, two have been arrested, an officer of the West Bengal Police told this agency.
“So far, we have arrested two persons in this case and detained another three. A country-made revolver used to shoot the MLA has also been recovered. As per our primary findings, it seems that the victim was fired upon from behind and the act was the result of a well-planned plot,” the officer said.
Asked about the chances of the assailants fleeing the area, the police officer said the state police have been put on a high alert.
“Nadia shares border with Bangladesh and there could be a possibility of them (assailants) trying to escape to the neighbouring country. Police have been put on high alert to check the movements along the border,”the officer informed.
Roy, a former TMC MP, joined the BJP last year after his relations soured with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Claiming that the attack was a conspiracy by the BJP, TMC general secretary Partha Chatterjee had said Saturday that those involved in the killing will be punished after a full-fledged inquiry.
He also said the saffron party was trying to create disturbances ahead of the Lok Sabha polls and has resorted to ‘politics of murder’ by singling out leaders having mass bases.
The allegations were termed ‘baseless’ by Roy and BJP state president Dilip Ghosh.