Nandigram: Two more persons have been
arrested in connection with the murder of Trinamool Congress
Panchayat leader Nishikanta Mondal at Nandigram in East
Midnapore district, police said on Thursday.
With the arrest of the two last night, altogether three
people have been taken into custody in connection with the
murder on Tuesday night, Superintendent of Police Bastab
The third is the wife of a local CPI(M) leader. She was
arrested yesterday following complaints by Mondal`s family
that conspiracy plans were hatched at her residence.
Rina`s husband Lakshman Pradhan had been on the run since
the last panchayat polls when the Trinamool Congress had
trounced the CPI(M).
Meanwhile, a pistol was found from near the spot where
Mondal was shot dead by unidentified persons at Sonachura,
The villagers saw the pistol and informed the police who
seized the firearm, he said.