Bengal LoP Suvendu Adhikari skips CID summon in his bodyguard's mysterious death case
Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Leader of the Opposition (LoP) Suvendu Adhikari on Monday skipped state Criminal Investigation Department (CID)'s summon in connection with the mysterious death of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA's security personnel Suvabrata Chakraborty, officials said.
According to sources in the CID, Adhikari in the morning sent an email to the state probe agency informing that he could not join the investigation as he will be busy with his scheduled political programmes Monday.
CID is likely to send another summon to the BJP MLA from Nandigram soon, sources said.
Earlier on Oct 13 in 2018, the then Bengal Transport Minister Suvendu Adhikari's bodyguard, Suvabrata Chakraborty, was found in a critical condition with a gunshot wound to his head inside his room at a police barrack in East Medinipur's Contai.
Chakraborty was rushed to a hospital where he succumbed to his injury days later.
That time, police had indicated that it could be a case of suicide though neither a conclusion nor any major development was noticed in the investigation.
Recently, two-and-half years after the incident, Suvabrata Chakraborty's wife, Suparna Kanjilal Chakraborty, had lodged a complaint with Contai Police Station demanding proper investigation into her husband's mysterious death, based on which local police re-registered the case.
East Medinipur district police sources said that an FIR had been registered against 'unknown miscreants' under IPC sections 302 (murder) and 120B (criminal conspiracy).
Later on July 12, CID took over the probe into the case and has already quizzed multiple persons.