Kolkata: West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Mukul Roy on Sunday slammed the Trinamool Congress (TMC) after an FIR was registered against him and four others on the complaint of an eyewitness to the assassination of TMC MLA Satyajit Biswas. Also Read - Mamata Banerjee Urges EC To Merge Remaining Phases of Bengal Polls Into One Amid COVID Cases Surge
Claiming it was on orders of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee that allegations were levelled against the BJP for the murder, Roy said that the former was scared of the saffron party. Also Read - Karnataka Makes RT-PCR Test Mandatory For Kumbh Mela Returnees As COVID Cases Rise in State
“Mamata (Banerjee) is scared of us. It is on orders of Mamata that allegations are being levelled against BJP for this murder,” he said. Also Read - No Plans To Club Remaining West Bengal Poll Phases into One, Says Election Commission
Demanding a probe by an independent agency, Roy alleged that the TMC government implicate the leaders and workers of BJP whenever anybody is killed by their own people or by other miscreants.
Roy said, “In the entire state of West Bengal, when anybody is killed by their own people or by other miscreants, TMC and government try to imply that it is by leaders and workers of BJP. I demand a probe by an independent agency.”
Earlier in the day, the West Bengal police arrested two accused in connection with Biswas’ murder. Furthermore, the officer-in-charge (OC) of Hanskhali Police Station was suspended.
Forty-one-year-old Biswas was shot dead by some unidentified assailants inside a Saraswati puja marquee on Saturday evening in Nadia district around 8 PM. The TMC MLA representing Krishnaganj constituency in the assembly was shot from point-blank range when he was coming down the dais. He was rushed to the hospital where doctors declared him ‘brought dead’.
Following the shooting incident, the ruling TMC alleged that it was a planned attack by the BJP. However, the saffron party claimed that it was the result of the ruling Mamata Banerjee-led party’s infighting.