Restaurant firing: Third accused held
Kolkata: Police on Monday arrested one more person in connection with the incident of attempt to murder near Karunamoyee Junction in South Kolkata on the day of Dashami.
This was the third arrest in this connection.
Acting on a tip-off, police conducted a raid and arrested the 32-year-old man Pradip Seth from Natun Pally at Purba Putiary at Regent Park.
The police have come to know about his involvement in the incident from the two other accused who were arrested earlier. The police had earlier arrested Nakul Sapui and Dipankar Naskar on October 1.
They were booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on charges of attempt to murder (307 IPC), acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention (34 IPC) and 25 (1B)(a)/27 of Arms Act. Police had also recovered two firearms and two cartridges from the accused.
It may be recalled that on September 30, a youth Surajit Halder and his friends went to a restaurant at Banerjee Para near Karunamoyee Junction to have some food while pandal-hopping. Surajit is a resident of SN Roy Road at Behala.
A tension broke out after the youth had complained to a restaurant owner about the poor quality of the food that was served to them. The situation had turned worse when the three accused attacked Surajit and his friends. All three of them were in an inebriated state and all of them suddenly open fired.
The accused had fled from the spot finding some local people approaching them. Police later identified them and initially managed to arrest two of them. The police were in a search for the third accused for the past few days and finally he was arrested on Monday morning.