CBI charge sheet against brother, nephew in Bengal Congress leader killing; political rivalry motive
Deepak Kandu, the son of Tapan Kandu's brother Naren, contested the civic polls as a Trinamool Congress candidate from ward number two of Jhalda municipality, officials said.
The CBI has already taken over the investigation and substantial progress has been made, the counsel representing the agency had submitted before the court.
Sanjib Ghosh, the police officer, reached the agency's camp office here in the morning for interrogation.
The central agency also interrogated the officers of the Purulia district police who investigated the incident.
Tapan Kandu, the Congress councillor of Purulia's Jhalda municipality, was shot dead by assailants on March 13 near his residence.
Justice Rajasekhar Mantha directed the CBI to submit a report on its investigation in the case in 45 days.
On a prayer by Purnima Kandu, the widow of the councillor, Justice Rajasekhar Mantha directed the central agency to submit a report on its investigation in the case in 45 days.
The petitioner alleged that the Jhalda police station had refused to lodge an FIR against some persons over her husband's murder and thereafter she filed the complaint with the SP of Purulia.
Congress councillor Tapan Kandu and TMC's Anupam Dutta were on Sunday evening shot dead in separate incidents in Jhalda area of Purulia and Panihati in North 24 Parganas district.