NEW DELHI: A BJP delegation on Tuesday called on President
Ram Nath Kovind
Home Minister Amit Shah
and urged them for a CBI probe into the mysterious death of a
West Bengal lawmaker
who had joined BJP last year. The MLA,
Debendra Nath Roy
, was found hanging near his home on Monday.
BJP General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya alleged that BJP workers were being attacked in
and said the delegation sought probe by the central agency.
Roy’s body was found hanging from the ceiling of a verandah outside a shuttered shop near his home in Bindal village in North Dinajpur district. His family and BJP members alleged it was a “cold-blooded murder” by Trinamool Congress, a charge which has been denied by the latter.
“Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is uncomfortable with BJP’s rise. There is criminalisation of police and complete breakdown of state machinery,” Vijayvargiya told reporters after meeting the home minister.
He said Shah has sought a report from West Bengal police on Roy’s death.
Union minister Babul Supriyo, who hails from West Bengal and was part of the delegation, alleged that the post mortem report of Roy was “manufactured” as police and the state home secretary had made differing statements.
“We want an independent inquiry and hence we met the President and the home minister,” he said.
Roy’s post mortem report said the death was due to hanging and ruled out any other injury.
Darjeeling MP Raju Bista and Rajya Sabha member
were also part of the delegation.
While meeting the Presdient, the delegation also demanded the dismissal of the TMC government.
team earlier met President Ram Nath Kovind and sought a CBI inquiry and demanded dismissal of the TMC government.