The West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department has arrested two people from Ludhiana in Punjab for their alleged involvement in the murder of BJP leader Manish Shukla.

The two hail from Bihar and had fled to Punjab after allegedly committing the crime on October 4 near a police station in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal.

They were brought to West Bengal on a transit remand.

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The two were produced before a court in Kolkata's Barrackpore on Friday (October 30) and sent to judicial custody for 14 days.

A CID official said, “These two men were part of the gang of shooters who murdered Manish Shukla. We have been looking for them and conducted a raid in Bihar. But they had fled to Punjab by then.”

“The duo was arrested from Punjab with the assistance of Punjab police two days ago,” he added.