Contract killers from Jharkhand were engaged to murder Trinamool Congress leader Shrinu Naidu, investigation revealed.
This comes at the time when Pradip Sarkar, chairman of Kharagpur Municipality, alleged that Bharatiya Janata Party state president Dilip Ghosh is behind the murder as he had repeatedly threatened him with dire consequences.
Brushing aside the allegations Ghosh demanded CBI inquiry in the matter. Without naming the BJP state president, Trinamool Congress MP, Subrata Bakshi, too had said on Wednesday: “I am not
ruling out the involvement of the local MLA in this incident as he is flexing muscles throughout the state against his opponents.”
It may be mentioned that two Trinamool Congress leaders including husband of a Councillor of Kharagpur Municipality were shot dead and three of their companions received bullet injuries when unidentified miscreants opened fire at them outside a party office at Bharatpur in Kharagpur on Wednesday.
Police detained five persons and arrested three in this connection and interrogated them the entire night. It is learnt that the police came to know that miscreants were not local persons.
They had been staying in the area for the past three days and they did a recce of the area along with two other youth from the locality.
The police came to know about a person from Jharkhand and suspect that he had sent the miscreants to Kharagpur to kill Shrinu after receiving contract money from the victim’s rival.
The police believe that the miscreants are yet to move out of the state and initiated a search for them.
Police spoke to one of the injured persons, Gobind Roy, who was admitted to hospital. He told to the police that the miscreants came in a car and entered the party office.
They had hurled bombs before entering the party office and it filled the area with smoke.
As a result he couldn’t see anyone. But they were firing indiscriminately and he received injuries.
Police came to know that Shrinu ran inside a toilet in the party office finding the miscreants hurling bombs. But one of the miscreants followed Shrinu and broke open the door of the toilet and shot him from a point blank range.
Sources said that preliminary report of Shrinu’s post-mortem suggests that he received three bullets in his head and excessive bleeding led to his death.