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BJP's Mukul Roy, booked in TMC MLA's murder case, files anticipatory bail plea

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Tuesday filed an anticipatory bail application before the after being named in an FIR in the killing of a MLA in district.

Roy claimed that he was booked out of "political vendetta" and was in no way linked to the murder of Krishnaganj MLA Satyajit Biswas on Saturday.

Biswas (41), who represented Krishnaganj constituency in the West Bengal Assembly, was shot dead from point-blank range by unidentified assailants on Saturday evening inside a Saraswati puja marquee at Phoolbari area in the district, bordering

Roy's said the anticipatory bail plea is likely to come up for hearing on Wednesday before a division bench presided over by Justice

Roy has been charged with "criminal conspiracy relating to the murder", his said.

"Roy has been implicated in about 25 criminal cases since he changed his affiliation from to BJP," Dasgupta said.

The is one of the four persons named in the FIR relating to the killing of Biswas.

Two accused -- Kartik Mondal and Sujit Mondal -- were arrested on Sunday and have been remanded to 14 days' police custody.

Roy, a former number two in the Trinamool Congress, joined the BJP in November 2017 following differences with party supremo Mamata Banerjee.

Roy has denied the allegation of his involvement, saying the decision to name him in the FIR was "politically motivated".

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 18:35 IST