Cong block president shot dead in West Bengal

A Congress block president was shot dead by unidentified men in West Bengal`s South 24 Parganas district.

Updated: Jan 09, 2011, 21:24 PM IST

Kolkata: A Congress block president was shot dead by unidentified men in West Bengal`s South 24 Parganas district on Sunday, police said.

Abdus Sammad Mondal (75), the Congress` Basanti block president was shot dead by 10-12 miscreants in Simultala village, about 90 kms from here, they said.

Congress party sources alleged that Mondal was shot dead by CPI(M) cadres.
Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee had yesterday addressed a public meeting about 1 km away from Mondal`s house where he had called upon all political parties to exercise restrain.
West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee president Manas Bhunia and other senior party leaders today visited Mondal`s house to console his family.

PTI