BJP leaders meet Bengal Guv, demand CBI probe into Manish Shukla murder case

A BJP delegation led by itsnational vice-president Mukul Roy met West Bengal GovernorJagdeep Dhankhar on Sunday and demanded a CBI investigationinto the “politically targeted killing” of saffron partyleader Manish Shukla in North 24 Parganas district a week ago.

The delegation alleged the state CID, which isinvestigating the case, is misdirecting the probe to falselyimplicate political opponents in the BJP, Dhankhar said in aTwitter post.

Shukla, who was a close aide of Barrackpores BJP MPArjun Singh, was shot dead in front of the partys office inTitagarh on October 4.

The state Criminal Investigation Department (CID) hasso far arrested three persons in connection with the killing.

The delegation, also comprising BJP leaders JaiprakashMajumdar and Sabyasachi Dutta, handed over a letter to thegovernor at Raj Bhavan demanding a CBI probe into the case.

“BJP delegation led by National Vice President MukulRoy demanded CBI investigation in the politically targetedkilling of Manish Shukla. The delegation alleged CID wasmisdirecting investigation to falsely implicate politicalopponents in BJP,” Dhankhar tweeted.

BJP lawmaker Arjun Singh had on Saturday alleged thatthe CID was “plotting” to frame him in the murder case.

Dhankhar, who has had frequent face-offs with theTrinamool Congress government in West Bengal, has often raisedquestions on law and order in the state and claimed thatpolitical opponents were not being given space for democraticmovements.

A PIL has also been filed before the Calcutta HighCourt seeking a CBI investigation into the killing, claimingthat a free and fair probe is only possible if a central andindependent agency is in charge of it.

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