The CBI arrested 11 accused on Saturday and Sunday in the ongoing investigation of two separate cases related to violence and other offences in West Bengal.
Representative image | Bengal post-poll violence: CBI arrests 7 people in murder case of BJP activist.
The Central Bureau of Investigation investigating the West Bengal post-poll violence cases, on Sunday arrested seven persons in connection with the murder of BJP activist Haradhan Roy on May 3, 2021, sources said.
After a Calcutta High Court order, the federal probe agency filed an FIR (First Information Report) on August 27, 2021 in the brutal killing of Haradhan Roy in Bengal’s Coochbehar.
Earlier this year, on May 3, at about 3 pm, a certain Arjun Munda called Roy and took him to Rajaghora from his uncle’s residence, according to a statement by Sushil Roy, uncle of the victim.
“Later on, I came to know that someone or some people have killed my nephew brutally. Then me and my family went to the bank of Rajaghora river and upon reaching there, I found that my nephew was lying smeared with blood. Thereafter, the police of Dinhata Police Station took my nephew to the Dinhata Hospital and he died there while undergoing treatment,” he added.
CBI sources said the agency had recorded statements of Haradhan Roy’s family members and recreated the crime scene. After getting evidence in the case, seven people were arrested on charges of killing Roy.
In another case, the CBI arrested four suspects on Saturday.
“CBI has arrested 11 accused ( seven on 12.09.2021 and four on 11.09.2021) in the ongoing investigation of two separate cases related to violence and other offences in West Bengal,” said the CBI in a press statement.
The CBI has so far registered over 34 cases involving murder, rape and rioting which took place post elections in West Bengal. The CBI has filed four chargesheets in connection with these cases.
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