Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday made the primary arrest in reference to the homicide of Congress councillor Tapan Kandu in West Bengal’s Purulia district.
Based on experiences, the arrested man is a Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief and non-teaching employees at a main college. “He was arrested within the early hours of the day after he was interrogated for round 21 hours by officers of the investigating company, a senior officer informed information company PTI.
“We’ve discovered discrepancies in his solutions. There are nonetheless a number of gray areas that he requires to reply. We’re questioning him,” the CBI officer mentioned.
Thus far no less than 5 individuals have been arrested by Bengal Police in reference to the homicide case. This could be CBI’s first arrest after taking on the case from Bengal Police after Calcutta Excessive Court docket’s orders.
The accused was detained by CBI earlier as properly, however the central company needed to launch him as his well being circumstances deteriorated.
“We’ve discovered discrepancies in his solutions. There are nonetheless a number of gray areas that he requires to reply. We’re questioning him,” the CBI officer informed PTI.
The homicide happened on March 13 when Kandu was shot useless close to his residence in Purulia whereas out on a stroll. An eyewitness of the homicide, Kandu’s buddy Niranjan Baishnab, was additionally discovered useless at his residence final week.
Kandu was a preferred chief of the Congress celebration and had received from ward quantity 2 of Jhalda Municipality for the fourth time within the civic polls held in February.
The Congress chief was murdered weeks after the civic polls which had resulted in a hung home leaving each Congress and TMC with 5 seats every. Impartial candidates secured 2 seats.
After Kandu’s loss of life, TMC fashioned the board within the space.
(With inputs from PTI.)