MALDA, 19 AUG: Influencial CPI ( M) leader of Kaliachak Mr Asadullah Biswas was attacked and attempted to be shot by a few goons today. Mr Biswas who is considered to be a tough man of CPI (M) at Kaliack zone was targeted near Mothabari High school this morning while he was going towards Mothabari from Kaliachak. SP, Malda Mr Bhuban Mandal said that hooligans, who were riding on a couple motor bikes followed Mr Biswas’s scorpio car and while overtaking his car they fired targeting at Mr Biswas. “However, Mr Biswas narrowly escaped the attack and took refuge at Mothabari police outpost. Police immediately started chasing the culprits but could not trace them”, informed the SP. Mr Mandal added that police managed to gather crucial clues regarding culprits and their bikes from people who witnessed them to flee. He said that Mr Biswas lodged a complaint in this regard with Mothabari police outpost which is being looked into under the supervision of a DSP. “Tension gripped at Mojampur village in Kaliachak where Mr Biswas lives. A large police picket has been deployed to keep a strict vigil on the situation “, said Mr Bhuban Mandal, SP.
CPI (M) district secretary Mr Jiban Maitra sternly criticized the attack. He said that the hooligans who attacked Mr Biswas are the pet criminals of Congress and the attack was a part of a conspiracy plotted by Mr Tuhur Ali Biswas, a Congress leader of the locality with numerous criminal records. “We will go to people to seek justice from them”, said Mr Maitra.