Post-poll violence in West Bengal: CBI summons TMC MLA Paresh Pal

Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday summoned Trinamool Beleghata MLA Paresh Pal to its CGO complex office in connection with the alleged murder of BJP activist Abhijit Sarkar in post-poll violence in central Kolkata’s Narkeldanga. Of May 2021.

Biswajit Sarkar, elder brother of slain Abhijit Sarkar, and his mother have repeatedly claimed that MLA Paresh Pal’s associates were involved in the murder.

Biswajit Sarkar alleged, “I have protested in front of the CBI office demanding agency action against Paresh Pal, who was directly involved in my brother’s murder. Agency officials have called me to discuss the matter.”

Meanwhile, the CBI on Wednesday summoned Paresh Pal for questioning about the murder.

BJP state president Sukant Majumder said, “Abhijit was a victim of post-election violence and was brutally murdered by the Trinamool Congress. Action must be taken against the accused.”

Abhijit Sarkar, the first victim of post-poll violence in Bengal, was brutally murdered in front of his home in May 2021. The family found the body on Sept. 9, four months after his alleged murder, after two autopsies and a DNA test. It was conducted as per the directions of the Calcutta High Court.

In July last year, a five-judge bench of the Calcutta High Court ordered a DNA test on Abhijit Sarkar, which matched a sample collected from his brother Biswajit. Central Forensic Laboratory (

) Was instructed to do DNA matching.

The Calcutta High Court, August 19, 2021, directed the CBI to investigate all allegations of murder and rape related to post-poll violence in Bengal. An SIT was constituted by a five-judge bench headed by Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and consisted of three former IPS officers.

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