TMC leader’s bodyguard was missing that day without written permission for leave. Locals reported the absence of police protection at the event. Frequent electricity cut was also reported in the area. These are some points which coming out of the entire crime scene where Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA Satyajit Biswas was assassinated in Nadiya districts of West Bengal.
Biswas, an MLA from Krishnaganj constituency, was shot dead from point-blank range in full public view. A number of senior TMC leaders were present a Saraswati puja event when the attack took place on Saturday.
Soon after the attack, the ruling TMC alleged it was a planned attack by the BJP. Even the party alleged BJP leader Mukul Roy, and three party workers Sujit Roy, Sujit Mondal, Kartik Mondal and Abhijit for planning the murder. How they were so confident and sure? However, Sujit Mondal and Kartik Mondal have been arrested in connection with the murder.
Weak points of the case-
The Missing Bodyguard- The West Bengal police have launched an inquiry against Satyajit Biswas’s bodyguard and also against OC of local Hansthali Police station. The bodyguard Prabhas Mondal had taken a single day leave on Saturday when the incident took place. According to police, he didn’t take any written permission. He had just taken verbal permission and no replacement bodyguard was allotted to the TMC MLA.
No police security at event- Hansthali police OC Anindya Bose is under fire for failing to provide adequate protection. He was earlier suspended from the post. According to the locals, there was absolutely no police presence.
Frequent power cuts in the area- The locals also claim that on Saturday, there were repeated powercut in the area. Seven times there were power cuts during a span of eight hours. Even the inauguration function of Saraswati Puja was getting hampered due to the intermittent power supply. Locals are now claiming that it was premeditated and in some way related to Satyajit Biswas’ murder.
What others say-
BJP state president Dilip Ghosh denied the charges and claimed that the killing might be the result of infighting in the TMC.
‘The allegations are baseless. The BJP is not at all involved in the case. Those who are blaming us are actually trying to hide their own sins.’ Ghosh said. Senior BJP leader Mukul Roy also termed the allegations as baseless.
Reacting to the killing, state Congress president Somen Mitra said it showed that “complete lawlessness and chaos” prevailed in the state.
Hence, TMC leader Satyajit Biswas’ murder left many questions behind. Nowadays, democratic India is wondering on its first pillar that- is all forgotten in politics?