Raidighi killings: CPI(M) activist held from Mumbai

A joint team of Mumbai and West Bengal police on Saturday arrested from suburban Malvani a CPI(M) activist in connection with the murder of four Trinamool Congress workers in Raidighi in West Bengal on June 14.

Mumbai: A joint team of Mumbai and West Bengal police on Saturday arrested from suburban Malvani a CPI(M) activist in connection with the murder of four Trinamool Congress workers in Raidighi in West Bengal on June 14.

"The arrested person has been identified as Farooq Mollah of Panchyat Samiti of CPI(M)," the Mumbai police department said in a release.
"The West Bengal police, after the incident, had put his (Mollah`s) phone numbers under surveillance and one of his numbers was traced to Malvani. Once his presence was confirmed, the WB police contacted us and a trap was laid, following which Mollah was nabbed," the release said.

Meanwhile, a senior Crime Branch officer said it appeared Mollah was the "mastermind behind the killings".
"The West Bengal police, after the incident, had put his (Mollah`s) phone numbers under surveillance and one of his numbers was traced to Malvani. Once his presence was confirmed, the WB police contacted us and a trap was laid, following which Mollah was nabbed," the release said.

Meanwhile, a senior Crime Branch officer said it appeared Mollah was the "mastermind behind the killings".

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