Skeleton case: Ex-mins aide, CPI(M) worker held

An assistant of CPI(M) leader Susanta Ghosh and a CPI(M) worker were arrested from Midnapore district on Sunday in the recovery of skeletons.

Midnapore: A close assistant of
former West Bengal Minister and CPI(M) leader Susanta Ghosh,
who secured anticipatory bail last week in connection with a
case relating to recovery of skeletons, and a CPI(M) worker
were arrested from Midnapore district on Sunday in the same case.

Police said Debasis Pain, who had been confidential
assistant to minister Ghosh for a long time, was arrested from
near Midnapore bus stand, while CPI(M) worker Gunadhar Rana
was arrested by the CID from Anandapur area.

While questioning Sahidul, another CPI(M) worker and
an accused in an Arms Act case, the CID came to know that Pain
and Rana could be involved in the skeleton case, sources said.

The duo will be produced before the court tomorrow.

Susanta Ghosh prayed for anticipatory bail after an FIR
was filed against him following recovery of seven
skeletons from near his ancestral property in West Midnapore
district on June 4. The Calcutta High Court granted him
conditional bail on July 18.

The son of a Trinamool Congress supporter who is missing
since 2002 filed the FIR against Ghosh, CPI(M) leaders Imtiaz
Ali and Tarun Roy.

The complainant Shyamal Acharya had claimed that he had
identified the remains of his father Ajay Acharya from
Piyasala village on the basis of the clothes from among the
skeletons recovered from a pit near Ghosh`s ancestral house at
Malikdanga on June 4.

He alleged that Ghosh and other party leaders were
responsible for the death of his father.


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