Balurghat, Feb. 27: The Trinamul Congress today suspended Lagin Das, the pradhan of Bhatpara gram panchayat, from the party for five years after an FIR alleged that he had led a gang of 10 people who opened fire on Congress leader Liton Mahanta here yesterday.
Mahanta has undergone a surgery and four bullets were extricated. Doctors said his condition was critical.
Mahanta’s wife Mayuri has alleged in the FIR that around 10 persons under the leadership of Das had come in a car and fired at her husband.
“After the complaint was filed, I sent a report to the district president of our party. The district chief suspended Das from the party for five years,” said Prabir Roy, the Balurghat block president of Trinamul.
Asked whether Das was suspended because the party thought he was involved, Roy said the step was taken because his name figured in the FIR.