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Trinamool links BJP with party MLA's murder

IANS  |  Kolkata 

MP on Monday blamed the for party MLA Satyajit Biswas' murder and claimed those who are seeking protection from central leaders in will be brought back and put to justice.

Biswas, a Trinamool MLA from district's Krishnagunj, was shot dead from point-blank range on Saturday night by a group of unidentified assailants.

Four people, including Mukul Roy, have been booked by the police on Sunday, and two arrests have been made.

A number of Trinamool leaders have termed the murder as a "political killing" and blamed the of eliminating a popular youth like Biswas to gain political ground in the district.

"Those who are thinking that they would commit crime, abate murders and then go and hide behind the leaders in Delhi, they are mistaken. The offenders will be grabbed by the collar and brought back here," told the reporters after meeting the bereaved family members.

Refuting BJP's allegations that Biswas was a victim of internal feud within the ruling party, Banerjee, the nephew of Mamata Banerjee, claimed there is no faction fight within the in the area.

"Trinamool does not have an opposing faction here. Those who are talking about faction fight let them name the of the other faction. There is none. Those arrested or booked in the case are activists. How can they talk about faction fight?" he questioned.

"It is BJP's attempt to terrorise people and gain political grounds in the area. But they will not be successful. Losing Biswas is a massive loss for the party but we will not be bogged down. We will create leaders like him in every household in Krishnajung," claimed.

Citing examples of previous incidents, he also accused the saffron outfit of fomenting trouble in the bordering regions of Bengal like Krishnagunj, which is close to the India-border.

Roy, who shifted from to BJP last year after his relationship with party supremo soured, has refuted all allegations and claimed that naming him in the FIR is a "political propaganda".

Biswas was shot dead on Saturday night when he disembarked from the stage of a cultural programme near a Saraswati Puja marquee in the area. Postmortem report said the cause of the death was a bullet that went though his head.



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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 17:04 IST