Syed Najim Habib, the state’s counsel for the Shrinu murder case, has been threatened again on Monday. He was threatened of being killed if he opens his mouth against those arrested in the murder case.
This comes at the time when the investigating officers have claimed that some “influential person” was behind Shrinu’s murder and his family members raised allegation that the state BJP president Dilip Ghosh had a hand behind the murder.
Habib lodged a complaint with Midnapore police station in this connection and also narrated the incident to the superintendent of police of West Midnapore district Bharati Ghosh. The district bar association protested against the threat to Habib and threatened of going for a strike if the accused is not arrested within a week.
Police said that Habib’s wife had received a call on Sunday evening and the caller, who refused to tell his name, had threatened of killing her husband if he reveals anything against the arrested persons.
Without taking any risk, Habib had lodged a complaint with the police on Sunday night itself. As a result, a security guard has also been provided to him to avoid any untoward incident. He went to Midnapore Chief Judicial Magistrate Court on Monday morning accompanied by the security personnel.
In afternoon, Habib’s wife contacted him saying that she received another threat call on Monday. The anonymous caller again threatened Habib’s wife saying that they would kill her husband if he doesn’t remain silent during hearing in connection with the murder of Shrinu. The police are trying to find out the person who made the calls to Habib’s wife.
Meanwhile, Nanda Das, one of the eight arrested persons in this connection, claimed that neither he nor Dilip Ghosh was involved in the murder. But he refused make it clear whether Rambabu was involved. He made the claim to media when taken to Midnapore Court to record his statement.