Bharatiya Janata Occasion (BJP) chief Manish Shukla died at a personal hospital on EM Bypass in Kolkata on Sunday evening lower than three hours after he was shot a number of occasions within the again and higher torso at Titagarh in North 24 Parganas.
The assailants got here on bikes and their faces had been lined with masks, stated BJP staff current on the spot. Two BJP staff additionally sustained accidents.
Shukla, who defected from the Trinamool Congress (TMC) two years in the past, was a preferred organisational chief. The information of his dying led to stress in giant components of the Barrackpore Lok Sabha constituency of which Titagarh is a component.
Shukla was shot not removed from Titagarh police station and complicated weapons had been used, alleged BJP’s Barrackpore Lok Sabha MP Arjun Singh, who too defected from the TMC in 2018.
“We had been at a programme collectively earlier within the night. He was attacked after returning to his workplace,” Singh stated. “Police had been behind the assault. We noticed greater than eight bullet accidents on his physique. I’m additionally a goal,” Singh stated whereas making the allegations.
Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar took up the problem and summoned the house secretary and Director Common of Police to the Raj Bhawan at 10 am on Monday.
“ACS Residence @MamataOfficial and DGP @WBPolice have been summoned at 10 am tomorrow within the wake of worsening regulation and order state of affairs resulting in dastardly killing of Manish Shukla, Councillor, Titagarh Municipality in political celebration workplace,” Dhankhar tweeted at 11.40pm.
“Shukla was murdered. We demand a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the position of the police. Arjun Singh’s life can be in peril. Mamata Banerjee can not rule the state with terror,” stated BJP nationwide common secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, who was in Kolkata.
TMC’s Panihati legislator stated the ruling celebration had no position within the assault. “This can be a fallout of rivalry contained in the BJP,” he stated.
BJP nationwide secretary Arvind Menon, who was additionally in Kolkata, rushed to the hospital with senior leaders.
Barrackpore police commissioner Manoj Verma deployed fast motion pressure (RAF) on the streets in view of the strain. “We can not say something with out conducting a correct investigation,” he stated.
BJP staff arrange a blockade on BT Street, demanding the arrest of the culprits. The celebration additionally introduced a 12-hour bandh alongside the whole stretch from Kanchrapara to Titagarh on Monday.
Shukla was additionally an outgoing councillor of the Titagarh municipality the place the time period of the elected civic physique has ended. Elections are due in round 110 civic our bodies within the state.