West Bengal: Two BJP supporters arrested in connection with Trinamool Congress leader’s murder 

WION New Delhi Jun 05, 2019, 08.36 PM(IST) Written By: Pooja Mehta

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Trinamool Congress's Nirmal Kundu, president of ward number 6 of Dum Dum Municipality, was shot at by miscreants on Tuesday evening at Nimta in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. 

Two Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) supporters were arrested by the police on Wednesday in connection with Trinamool Congress leader Nirmal Kundu’s murder. 

Kundu, president of ward number 6 of Dum Dum Municipality in West Bengal, was shot at by miscreants on Tuesday evening at Nimta in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. 

Two bike-borne youths appeared in front of Kundu and opened fire at him when he was on his way to the Trinamool Congress party office. Kundu immediately fell on the ground after receiving bullet injuries on his head. 

Immediately, the locals gathered and rushed him to the hospital where he was declared as dead. 

On Wednesday, the Barrackpore Commissionerate arrested two persons – Sumon Kundu and Sujoy Das - from a house in Uttarpara. The police recovered a single shooter firearm along with three cartridges besides a bike from their possession. 

According to sources in the police, Das who hails from Murshidabad district of Bengal is a contract or a supari killer who was hired to kill Kundu. However, the actual mastermind and the reason behind the killing is yet to be known. 

“We have arrested two persons in connection with the murder. We have also recovered a murder weapon which is a firearm from their possession. The reason behind the murder is not known yet. An investigation is on,” said Ananda Roy, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Zone II, Barrackpore Commissionerate. 

While Trinamool Congress leaders claimed that BJP supporters killed Kundu, BJP ruled out this allegation and termed factional feud in the Trinamool Congress as a reason behind the murder. BJP also said that their party supporters were falsely implicated. 

“Our party supporters have nothing to do with this murder. They are not involved at all. This murder is a cause of Trinamool Congress’ factional fight. Each time they arrest our party supporters and put them behind bars by falsely implicating them,” said Bengal BJP president and MP from Midnapore seat Dilip Ghosh. 

As per sources in the Trinamool Congress, the party supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, along with other party leaders, will visit the slain party leader’s residence and meet the family members of the deceased.