Trinamool leader shot dead in Bengal

Kolkata: A district-level leader of Trinamool Congress has been shot dead in West Bengal’s Purulia district, police said on Saturday.

“Hamid Ansari, 46, was shot dead near a level crossing in Misirdih village on Friday. He was a Trinamool Congress leader,” an official of Adra police station said.

He said that as per eyewitnesses, miscreants shot him and fled. An investigation is underway to identify and nab the culprits.

This incident occurred a day after a shootout in South 24 Parganas Joynagar area in which Sarifuddin Khan, a TMC leader, and two others died.

“We have taken over the case. Eleven people have been arrested in Joynagar shootout case and we are looking at all possible angle,” said DIG, CID (Operations), Nishat Parvez.