BJP’s Mukul Roy booked in TMC MLA’s murder case, applies for anticipatory bail
BJP leader and party’s election campaign strategy in-charge for Bengal, Mukul Roy, who is among three others booked by the West Bengal police for the murder of TMC MLA Satyajit Biswas on February 9, today (Tuesday, Feb 12) moved the Calcutta High Court seeking anticipatory bail.…
On February 9, Biswas, a leader of the politically influential Matua community in Bengal, was shot by unidentified assailants inside a Saraswati puja marquee at Phoolbari village, about 15 km from the Bangladesh border. Rushed to a local hospital, Biswas was declared dead on arrival by the doctors.
The murder had immediately triggered a blame game between the ruling TMC and the BJP which has been desperately trying to get a foothold in the eastern state. The murder happened days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the area and tried to woo the Matua community to the BJP.
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