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Intuc leader arrested for murder

Chinsurah, July 11: An Intuc leader at the Hindustan Motors unit in Hooghly was arrested today along with a promoter and a known anti-social in connection with the murder of a Congress municipal councillor.

Gopesh Chakraborty was picked up from his house here early this morning. Police claimed to have gathered evidence of intra-party squabbles between him and the Konnagar civic body councillor, Manas Roy Chowdhury. Intuc is the Congress’ trade union arm.

Roy Chowdhury was gunned down near Konnagar station on May 8 last year.

The police said Chakraborty and the promoter, Shiv Shankar Singh, had paid the anti-social, Bachchu, Rs 50,000 each to get Roy Chowdhury killed.

Hooghly superintendent of police Ajay Kumar said Roy Chowdhury was murdered as a fallout of a power struggle between rival Congress leaders. “He was preventing Chakraborty and his faction from capturing the post of the municipal chairman,” said Kumar.

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