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Sushanta’s aide held in Benachapra skeleton case

It may be recalled that Koley is one of the key suspects in the case in which seven Trinamool Congress workers were abducted, killed and their bodies buried near a pond in 2002.

The skeletons were recovered in June 2011 from near former CPI(M) MLA and minister Sushanta Ghosh’s ancestral house at Benachapra near Garbeta. Criminal Investigation Department (CID) had arrested Ghosh on August 12, 2011. Later he was released on bail.

Koley was one of the close aides of Ghosh and he had been in run since the day the skeletons were recovered. Though most of the accused including Ghosh himself got arrested in this connection, Koley had given a miss to the police quite a few times.

On Tuesday night he came to attend the funeral ceremony of his father at his house at Golakdayma village in Garbeta. Police came to know about his arrival in his house and conducted a raid in his house on Wednesday morning and arrested him. He was released on a bail bond of Rs 1000 when produced before the court.

Meanwhile, in connection with the murder of a Trinamool Congress leader at Gholaghata near Kakdwip in South 24-Parganas, the police arrested the Congress candidate from Kakdwip Assembly constituency Rafiqueuddin Mollah.

He was arrested from Diamond Harbour on Tuesday late night and remanded in the custody of the police for six days when produced before the Court on Wednesday morning. It may be recalled that the Trinamool Congress leader Abujel Mollah was killed when bombs were hurled at him on March 23 by CPI(M) backed goons. Three more persons including two CPI(M) workers were arrested in this connection earlier.

Meanwhile, the prime accused behind the murder of Trinamool Congress leader Arun Sikdar was arrested within the 48 hours of the incident at Debgram in Nadia. Policemen from Gangnapur police station arrested the accused Shyamal Nandi from one of his hideout. It may be mentioned that upapradhan of Debgram panchayat Sikdar was shot dead when he was returning from a local market on Monday evening.

The local people had staged a demonstration and demanded arrest of the culprits as fast as possible. The police would interrogate Nandi to know details of the other persons involved in the crime.

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