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Mamata directs CID to take over Nimta murder case probe

Mamata directs CID to take over Nimta murder case probe

Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee instructed the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Thursday to take over the investigation of Trinamool leader Nirmal Kundu's murder at Nimta.

In the evening, she visited Nirmal's house and interacted with his family members. Later, Banerjee alleged that BJP is resorting to violence in the name of victory rallies and instructed the police not to allow any more victory rallies across the state by the saffron party. Banerjee was accompanied by Sujit Bose, Jyotipriya Mallick, MLA Saugata Roy and MP Dola Sen.

On Thursday at around 6:30 pm, Banerjee visited Nirmal's family members where they called for capital punishment for the guilty persons. After interacting with the Trinamool leader's family, the Chief Minister stated that the conspirator behind the murder should be found at any cost.

"Who is the conspirator? I have met Nirmal's family and they have demanded capital punishment for the murderers. We want justice and punishment for the culprits as well," she said.

Later, Banerjee alleged that BJP has won the seats in Bengal through fraud and bribes. She also stated that the party is lying about their workers getting killed in the state. "None of their workers have been killed. But in Delhi they are claiming that Trinamool is doing all the violence. They are lying. Only our workers are getting killed. After winning in some sub divisions, BJP is doing naked displays of violence. Bengal is not the place for it, it is a place of peace," Banerjee said.

She also alleged that general people and Trinamool leaders are getting attacked during the saffron party's victory rallies. "No victory rally will be allowed. I am instructing the police about it. Only peace rallies will be allowed," she added.

Banerjee also stated that BJP on Wednesday had killed a Trinamool worker in Dinhata and a newborn baby in Habra. She also challenged BJP over the poster pasted on a Trinamool leader's house in Birati, where there was a threat of his head being severed.

Talking about Nirmal's murder, Banerjee further said, "BJP workers were arranging a display of the oath taking ceremony. Nirmal just requested them to do it a bit far from his home. Was that his fault? I am requesting people to take action so that BJP cannot win in Bengal." She also alleged that the CPI(M) is supporting BJP and warned the leaders of the party to control their cadres.

According to sources, following Nirmal's murder his brother is being threatened continuously by a group of

miscreants. They have mentioned five names in the FIR lodged.

On the other hand, two accused persons arrested on Wednesday, identified

as Suman Kundu and Sujoy Das, were produced before the Barrackpore Court on Thursday.

After hearing the petition from both parties, the magistrate remanded the duo to police custody for seven days. Sleuths are searching for the other accused persons named in the FIR and are conducting raids in several places.

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