In connection with the murder of a local BJP leader Shaktipada Sardar, the Mandir Bazar police held two All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers on Saturday. The BJP leader was killed on Friday night in West Bengal'S South 24 Parganas district.
The arrested TMC workers namely Goutam Mondal and Abdul Haque Molla were presented before the Diamond Harbour sub-divisional court, which remanded them to eight days in police custody.
Sardar was reportedly left bleeding on the road after he was attacked by an unidentified person with a sharp weapon.
The locals of the area rushed him to a hospital in Diamond Harbour. However, he succumbed to injuries on the way to the hospital. "Sardar was found in a critical condition by locals near the road and rushed to the Diamond Harbour Hospital. He was referred to a hospital in Kolkata after his condition deteriorated. He succumbed to injuries on the way to Kolkata," Tathagata Basu, Supernatant of Police of Sundarban, said, as quoted by The Hindu.
BJP blames TDP for murder
The BJP leadership has alleged that the TMC workers were involved in the murder of Sardar who was BJP's Mandal Committee Secretary. However, the TMC has denied the charge.
BJP has been continuously raising the issue that its party workers are under threat in West Bengal. It has even blamed CM Mamata Banerjee for restoring violence in the state.
Recently, PM Narendra Modi appealed people to rise above divisive politics and violence and Mamata has repeatedly accused BJP of playing dirty games to spread anarchy in West Bengal.