‘Armed men in rally killed BJP worker’ – kolkata

West Bengal police stated on Tuesday {that a} 50-12 months-outdated man who died throughout a pitched battle between the police and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) employees in Silguri had succumbed to accidents brought on by shotguns that native legislation enforcement companies don’t use.

”Police don’t use shotguns. It’s apparent that in yesterday’s protest in Siliguri, armed individuals had been introduced and so they fired from firearms,” the police stated in a tweet at round 10.30 am, terming the incident “unprecedented”.

An post-mortem was carried out on Monday evening on the person, Ullen Roy, who died in the conflict between BJP activists and the police in north Bengal’s Siliguri earlier in the day. The BJP had alleged that he had been crushed to dying by the police. The police used tear gasoline and water cannon to cease two BJP processions from transferring in the direction of Uttar Kanya, the secretariat constructing in north Bengal.

“The deceased received pellet injuries from a shotgun fired from close range by a person standing near the deceased in the protest program. This is unprecedented. Bringing armed persons in protest programs and inciting them to fire is unheard of,” stated the state police.

“There was a malafide intention to create violence by the use of firearms. CID Criminal Investigation Department West Bengal has been asked to investigate. Truth will come out and strong action will be taken against all those who planned and executed the heinous crime,” the police stated in a 3rd tweet.

The BJP refused to simply accept the assertion of the police and demanded a probe by the Criminal Bureau of investigation (CBI). The occasion additionally demanded a second post-mortem and moved the court docket of the chief judicial Justice of the Peace in Jalpaiguri, which allowed it and stated the post-mortem must be completed by November 11.

“The first autopsy report confirmed our allegation that the police used firearms and Roy was shot by them. The allegation being made against us is ridiculous because Rai was shot in the chest while approaching the police barricades. Had someone in the procession shot him, the injuries would have been found on his back,” stated BJP state common secretary Sayantan Basu, who’s stationed in Siliguri.

“We will not stop till the truth is revealed. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) government has come down to killing our workers because the ruling party knows that its days are numbered,” stated Basu, referring to meeting polls due in about 5 months. The BJP received seven of the eight Lok Sabha seats in the north Bengal area in 2019.

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee defended the state police whereas addressing an administrative assembly at Ranigunj in West Burdwan district on Tuesday afternoon. “BJP is killing its own people with pellets and blaming the police. Police do not use these (shotguns). The media should not encourage this,” she stated.

State panchayat minister Subrata Mukherjee alleged that BJP employees had been carrying a number of shotguns. “One of these killed the man. He was carrying a shotgun too. The police never lost patience. They only chased away the troublemakers. The CID will find out the truth,” he stated.

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