Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday (October 13) sought a report from the West Bengal police on the ongoing probe into the murder of BJP leader Manish Shukla at Titagarh in North 24 Parganas district on the night of October 4.

Priyanka Tibrewal, a lawyer and BJP leader, filed a petition at the Calcutta high court last week seeking a CBI investigation into Manish Shukla’s murder. In the petition it was mentioned that the CBI probe should take place under the supervision of the high court.

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Hearing a PIL seeking transfer of the investigation to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), a division bench comprising justices Sanjib Banerjee and Arijit Banerjee directed that the report be submitted by October 16 when the matter will be heard again.

"The State should ensure that a preliminary report, meant for only the Court, is filed by the investigating agency indicating the progress in the investigation," the division bench said in its order.

The state government has handed over the investigation to the CID from the North 24 Parganas district police.

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The West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is probing the case. Last Thursday, the CID arrested Subodh Yadav, a resident of Barrackpore in North 24 Parganas.

This was the fourth arrest. Three suspects, Muhammad Khurram, Sheikh Gulab, and Muhammad Nasir Khan were arrested earlier.

The state government, represented by additional advocate general Abhrotosh Majumdar, contended that the petitioner does not have the locus standi to move the petition.

Petitioner Priyanka Tibrewal, a lawyer, claimed that acts of the West Bengal government and its police in investigating the death of Shukla have eroded the confidence of the common man in the law and order machinery of the state.