The Legal Investigation Division (CID) of the West Bengal police on Thursday arrested two alleged contract killers, Sujit Kumar Rai and Roshan Yadav, throughout a raid at Ludhiana in Punjab in reference to the homicide of Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP) chief Manish Shukla on October four.
Rai and Yadav hail from Bihar, CID officers stated. They had been delivered to Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district, the place Shukla was gunned down, and produced earlier than Barrackpore courtroom on Friday afternoon.
CID officers stated on situation of anonymity that Rai and Yadav had been deployed by Bihar-based gangster Subodh Singh. Singh was lodged at Beur jail in Bihar through the homicide. The alleged hitmen returned to Bihar after the homicide and later went to Punjab to evade arrest.
CID officers claimed to have discovered throughout investigation that Singh contacted Rai and Yadav and even equipped the firearms. The data was given to the probe workforce by one other accused Muhammad Nasir Khan, a resident of North 24 Parganas district, who allegedly approached Singh.
Manish Shukla, 39, an outgoing councillor of the Titagarh municipality in North 24 Parganas district was gunned down by motorcycle-borne hitmen on the night time of October four. 5 individuals had been arrested earlier however the CID and state authorities have to date made no official assertion on the investigation. Police have seized some firearms and three bikes allegedly used within the crime which befell inside 100 metres of Titagarh police station.
Shukla, a former Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief, joined the BJP after the opposition occasion gained 18 of the state’s 42 Lok Sabha seats in 2019. Considered one of these seats is Barrackpore, of which Titagarh is a component.
In Shukla’s homicide, 9 individuals have been named within the First Info Report (FIR) on the idea of the grievance lodged by his father Chandra Mani Shukla. The outgoing chairman of Barrackpore municipality, Uttam Das and his counterpart in Titagarh municipality, Prashanta Choudhury, have been named within the FIR.
Barrackpore’s BJP MP Arjun Singh, who additionally switched camp in 2018, has accused the chairpersons of two civic our bodies and TMC lawmaker from Panihati, Nirmal Das, of masterminding the homicide with the assistance of some cops.
On October 11, Bengal BJP leaders alleged earlier than governor Jagdeep Dhankhar that the state CID is attempting to implicate leaders from the occasion within the homicide case. A BJP workforce, led by nationwide vice-president Mukul Roy, met Dhankhar on the Raj Bhawan and stated the CID probe was not shifting in the fitting route.
Dhankhar raised the problem earlier than the media in Delhi on Thursday after assembly Union residence minister Amit Shah.