Assam: 5 held in connection with murder of BJP leader

Cachar: The state police have arrested five people in connection with the murder of BJP’s panchayat unit president Sukhendu Das.

Das was shot dead while he was returning home after attending a party meeting on Tuesday night, police said on Wednesday.

All the five people arrested were on Thursday produced in a session court here.

Das, who was the president of Borkhola Hatichora panchayat unit, was fired at by unidentified gunmen near his residence on Tuesday night. Soon after the incident, he was rushed to Silchar Medical College Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal had directed authorities to expedite the probe and arrest those responsible for Das’ murder at the earliest.