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Army man held over uncle murder in North Dinajpur

A Trinamul Congress leader of Krishnamuri village had gone missing from his home on Jan 26 and the following day, his body was found with bullet injuries
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Kousik Sen   |   Raiganj   |   Published 04.03.21, 03:19 AM

An army man has been arrested from Uttar Pradesh in connection with the murder of his uncle near Raiganj in North Dinajpur district in January.

Mohammad Ali, a Trinamul Congress leader of Krishnamuri village, had gone missing from his home on January 26. The following day, his body was found at nearby Laxmania-Jhumjhumia with bullet injuries.

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The police came to know that he was having problems with his brother Tepu Ali over the possession of a piece of land. Soon, the police arrested Sikandar Ali, a nephew of the victim, for allegedly involved in the murder.

“During interrogation, Sikandar admitted that he and his brother Shahenshah had conspired and killed their uncle. Shahenshah was on leave and after the murder, he fled the village. We started tracking his cellphone and communicated with army officials,” said a police officer.

As the police came to know that Shahenshah was posted in Alwar of Rajasthan, a five-member team lead by Ashish Kundu, a sub-inspector posted in Raiganj police station, went there in search of him.

“In Alwar, the team members were told that he was posted at an army camp in Talbehat that is in Lalitpur district of Uttar Pradesh. The team went there and on February 28, he was arrested,” the police officer added.

On Tuesday, the team reached Raiganj with Shahenshah and on Wednesday, he was produced at the Chief Judicial Magistrate’s court.

“The court heard the case and sent him to police custody for 14 days. A petition was filed by the police, seeking his custody as he needs to be interrogated,” said a source.



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