CID nabs third accused in Nimta Trinamool leader murder case
Kolkata: The state Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has nabbed another accused person in connection with the murder of Nimta Trinamool Congress leader Nirmal Kundu, late on Saturday night. The accused, identified as Sudip Das alias Laltu, was hiding in a house at Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh, which belongs to one of his relatives.
According to sources, before CID took over the investigation of Kundu's murder, sleuths of Nimta police station had managed to arrest a person identified as Suman Kundu, who had admitted that he had hired a contract killer to murder Nirmal.
After interrogating him, cops nabbed the contract killer Sujoy Das from Uttarpara. According to sources, Suman was also a Trinamool worker in Nimta, who had joined BJP a few months ago before the Lok Sabha elections.
After the two arrests were made, the case was handed over to CID as per the instruction by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who had visited Kundu's family. After CID started the investigation, they came up with Sudip's name from the arrested duo. He is also a resident of the area where Kundu used to live.
Recently, CID sleuths got a tip from their sources that Sudip was hiding somewhere in Chhattisgarh. Working on the information, sleuths came to know that one of his relatives lives in Bilaspur. Immediately, a team from CID went to Bilaspur on Saturday.
Late on Saturday night, sleuths nabbed Sudip and produced him before a local court there with appeal for transit remand. According to CID, three days transit remand has been allowed and soon Sudip will be brought to CID headquarters Bhavani Bhavan in Kolkata. Later, sleuths may appeal to the Barrackpore Court for his police custody.
Kundu was reportedly shot dead by two miscreants on June 4 at Patna Thakurtala area in Nimta. According to local residents, he was talking with his neighbours near his house on Tuesday evening. At around 6:30 pm, two bike riders came there and suddenly fired two shots at Kundu. Before anybody could react, the miscreants fled from the scene. Kundu was rushed to a private hospital near Belgharia, where doctors declared him brought dead.