Kolkata: A 62-year-old influential Trinamool Congress chief was murdered by some unknown miscreants very near his house within the Maniktala Bapuji Colony in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas. Police have arrested a BJP chief allegedly for his involvement within the case.
In response to the police, the incident occurred round 10 p.m. on Saturday night time when Gopal Majumdar — the previous president of Noapara city Trinamool Congress — was returning house after buying some groceries from a neighborhood store. Some miscreants caught maintain of him and shot him from an in depth vary. Police additionally stated that the miscreants, who had been roughly round 4 in quantity – to make sure his demise – slit his throat with a pointy edged weapon. Majumdar was instantly rushed to the hospital the place he was declared lifeless.
An enormous police power rushed to the spot and began an investigation. “The physique has been despatched for autopsy and we’re watching the CCTV footage to have an concept concerning the miscreants. The attackers got here in two motorbikes and so they had their faces lined, so it’s tough to determine them however we’re exploring all different choices to nab the criminals,” a senior police officer of Barrackpore police commissionerate stated.
In response to get together sources Majumdar was the husband of Sipra Majumdar, former councilor of ward no 3 of Noapora Municipality. He was additionally the president of Noapara city Trinamool Congress and was thought of to be a really influential chief of North 24 Parganas district.
Sources additionally stated Majumdar not too long ago was engaged in a verbal spat with BJP chief Bijoy Mukhopadhyay, who had threatened to homicide him. Mukhopadhyay was arrested by the police simply after the incident. “The case is beneath investigation and we’re interrogating him to search out out the small print,” the officer stated. In the meantime, Majumdar’s spouse and daughter have appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for justice.
The homicide has opened a verbal debate between the ruling Trinamool Congress and BJP. “It is a handiwork of the BJP-sheltered criminals. Lately there was quarrel between a BJP chief and Majumdar and it is likely to be due to that he has been murdered. We have now requested the police to conduct an intensive investigation into the homicide,” the President of Trinamool Congress Barrackpore-Dum Dum organisational district Partha Bhowmik stated.
“BJP has nothing to do with it. It’s a results of Trinamool Congress’ inside rivalry. They’re now making an attempt to control the police to place the accountability on us,” BJP MP from Barrackpore Arjun Singh stated.