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Kharagpur firing: TMC demands probe into BJP leaders' role

TMC General Secretary Subrata Bakshi has urged the police to look into the role of local MLA and BJP state President Dilip Ghosh in the deaths of two party activists in Kharagpur even as the safforn party termed the charge as baseless.

“There should be a proper probe to arrest the culprits and unearth the truth. The police should also look into the role of the person, who has won from this segment in last assembly polls,” Bakshi said.

Ghosh is the local MLA from Kharagpur Sadar assembly seat.

In a swift retort, BJP state General Secretary Shamik Bhattacharya said, “The allegations made by TMC are baseless.

The fact is the state has turned into safe haven for criminals and fundamentalists under TMC regime.”

Two Trinamool Congress activists, one of them the husband of a party councillor, were today killed while three others were seriously injured when miscreants opened fire at them inside the party office at Kharagpur in West Midnapore district, police said.

Srinu Naidu, the husband of Ward 18 TMC councillor of Kharagpur Municipality A Puja, and party activist V Dharma were rushed to a private hospital in Kolkata in a critical condition where they were declared “brought dead” by the doctors.

The two, along with three other TMC workers, were sitting inside the TMC office at Nayakhuli locality of Kharagpur when the miscreants hurled a bomb and fired at random, police said.