News Desk: BJP leader and close aide of BJP MP Arjun Singh, Vijay Mukherjee was arrested on Sunday for his alleged involvement in TMC leader Gopal Majumdar’s murder in the Ichapore area of North 24 Parganas district.
The arrest triggered political arguments between the TMC and it’s arch rival BJP.
Naihati TMC MLA Partha Bhowmik said “Associates of BJP’s Arjun Singh murdered Gopal Majumdar to unleash terror before the civic polls”.
West Bengal Forest Minister Jyotipriyo Mullick too attacked Arjun Singh. He said “He is a professional killer”.
Reacting to Mullick’s statement, Arjun Singh said “Jyotipriyo had been removed from the food ministry for embezzling millions of rupees and many cases that have been filed against him have not been dismissed yet by the court, so he shouldn’t raise fingers at others”.
The murder of TMC leader Gopal Majumdar
According to the police, the 56-year-old TMC leader was attacked by a group of men on Saturday night while he was returning home from the party office in Babji Colony, in the Ichapore area. They suspect that the attackers first stabbed him and then shot him.
A police official said “They used sharp weapons to attack him. He was taken to the hospital with a bullet wound and injuries from a sharp weapon. The motive behind the murder isn’t clear yet. Police are examining footage of all CCTVs installed in nearby areas”
As per eyewitnesses, a group of miscreants blocked Majumdar’s way while he was on his way home and later attacked him. They soon heard the sound of firing and later found the TMC leader lying in a pool of blood.
Majumdar was first taken to Ichapore Rifle Factory Hospital from there he was taken to Barrackpore BN Bose Hospital where doctors declared him dead, said the police. Local TMC leaders claimed that Majumdar was killed between 9-9:30 pm on Saturday.