A local BJP leader was shot dead by two bike-borne assailants in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Sunday (October 4) evening. Following the incident, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar summoned West Bengal home secretary HK Dwivedi and DGP Virendra on Monday (October 5) morning at Raj Bhavan.
Kolkata: Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar summoned Home Secretary HK Dwivedi and DGP Virendra on October 5 morning at Raj Bhavan following the murder of BJP leader Manish Shukla in Titagarh on Sunday evening.
Manish Shukla, a local councilor, was shot at by two people on BT Road. He was immediately rushed to a private hospital where he was declared brought dead.
Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) blamed the Trinamool Congress for the incident. However, the Mamata-led TMC rejected the accusations.
BJP MP Arjun Singh also held the TMC responsible for Shukla's "killing" and claimed that shots were fired at him from a carbine.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Manish Shukla died at a private hospital on EM Bypass in Kolkata on October 4 night, less than three hours after he was shot multiple times in the back and upper torso at Titagarh in North 24 Parganas.
Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar took up the issue and summoned the home secretary and director general of police to the Raj Bhavan.
Jagdeep Dhankhar tweeted, “ACS Home @MamataOfficial and DGP @WBPolice have been summoned at 10 am tomorrow in the wake of worsening law and order situation leading to dastardly killing of Manish Shukla, Councillor, Titagarh Municipality in political party office.”
The BJP, on October 5, called for a 12-hour bandh in Barrackpore over the murder of Manish Shukla. To handle the situation, a large police force was deployed on BT Road (Barrackpore-Titagarh).
Last Updated 5, Oct 2020, 12:24 PM