Former CPM minister Susanta Ghosh arrested in connection of murder.

Sushanta GhoshKolkata: Former CPI (M) minister Susanta Ghosh was arrested after an indefinite number of cartridges were seized during a search of 3 residences in West Medinipur district, the sources said.

A CID official said that Ghosh claimed that he was visiting his ill father in Kolkata on September 22, 2002 when 7 Trinamool Congress workers were supposedly abducted and buried their bodies after killed.

In Kolkata, Ghosh, the sitting CPI (M) legislator of Garbeta, was questioned at the CID headquarters at Bhavani Bhavan for the 2nd consecutive day.

He said that “We are checking the details to ascertain whether his statement is correct.” He also added that “the CID was also taking the help of the Central Forensic Laboratory to ascertain the cause of death of the seven skeletons found.”

Ghosh was arrested on August 11 following rejection of his prayer for extension of preventative bail by Medinipur court after a report by the CID that the DNA of 2 out of 7 skeletons matched those of 2 missing Trinamool Congress supporters, Ajoy Acharya and Raju Sinha.

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