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Assam killings: BJP issues legal notice against Bengal Trinamool leader

IANS  |  Kolkata 

The on Monday issued a legal notice against Mamata Banerjee's nephew for blaming the saffron outfit for the killing of five Bengalis in Assam's Tinsukia and warned him of further legal action, a senior state BJP said.

"The is trying to confuse the people over the killing of five Bengalis in has directly accused the BJP and the government of the killing. We have sent a legal notice to the seeking his unconditional apology," State BJP said.

"The BJP strongly condemns the cowardly and barbaric act of killing those people, but the and the ruling are trying to ignite tension over it. It may turn out to be dangerous for the whole nation," he said.

The five victims, including three of a family, were allegedly gunned down by an unidentified group in Kheronibari village of Dholla late on Thursday.

During one of Trinamool's rally in the city protesting the killings last week, Banerjee had claimed the "BJP-backed goons" were responsible for gunning down the five innocent Bengalis in

Roy, once a senior Trinamool Congress before he switched to the BJP last year, said Banerjee has seven days to respond to the legal notice.

"An NIA probe has been initiated into the killing. The Centre and have already said that they would take action against the perpetrators. So he should have thought twice before making such allegations," he added.



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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 23:18 IST