Claiming that BJP state present Dilip Ghosh was behind the murder of her husband, Pooja Naidu, wife of slain S Shrinivas Naidu alias Shrinu, alleged: “He (Dilip Ghosh) had threatened my husband repeatedly with dire consequences.”
Pooja, who is a Trinamool congress councillor of Kharagpur Municipality, alleged that Ghosh threatened of killing her husband during the 2016 Assembly election in the state.
Shrinu’s mother Ramnamma also held BJP leaders responsible for the murder of her son. She said that they have received threats on Sunday morning as well.
“They are now threatening of killing my son-in-law. They have threatened us this morning (Sunday),” she said.
Brushing aside all allegations, Ghosh, however, claimed that police are making Shrinu’s family members speak against him.
Pooja further maintained that Sanjay Prasad, who was arrested in connection with Shrinu’s murder, was once a good friend of her husband and he had arranged her marriage with Shrinu. “I cannot believe that Sanjay was also behind Shrinu’s murder because they were good friends. I used to tie rakhi to Sanjay and his wife tied it to Shrinu,” she said.
Police on the other hand came to know about involvement of an “influential person” behind Shrinu’s murder. The police have already arrested eight persons in this connection including Shankar Rao, one of the prime accused, and Jon Francis in whose house the final meeting in which the plan to murder Shrinu was chalked.
Sources said that the police have come to know that Nanda Das, Barun Das and Rajesh Sahu had accompanied the contract killers to kill Shrinu. But there was one Basab Rambabu who had brought all the rivals of the victim together and to do so Ram babu had taken help of an “influential person”. The police are now in search of the “influential person”.
The police have come to know the entire plan of the accused after interrogating Francis and accordingly the investigating officers are moving ahead to get hold of the main person behind the murder.
Police also came to know that Rs 8 lakh was given to the contract killers.
It is learnt that one more officer of the Special Branch has been deployed for security of Ghosh. Thus, from now on, there will be two security personnel for Ghosh. Sources said Ghosh took the security guards after being directed by his senior leaders.