Kolkata: The political killings in West Bengal continues challenging the law and order of the state. Two-bike borne assailants shot dead a local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader in West Bengal near Titagarh of North 24 Parganas district on Sunday.
They opened fire at BJP leader Manish Shukla when he was speaking with some locals and party workers near a local police station.
Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar condemned the incident and said that he has summoned the DGP (Director general of police) and home secretary to the Raj Bhavan at 10 am. However, both of them did not respond to Raj Bhavan.
ACS Home @MamataOfficial and DGP @WBPolice have been summoned at 10 am tomorrow in the wake of worsening law and order situation leading to dastardly killing of Manish Shukla, Councillor, Titagarh Municipality in political party office.
— Governor West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankhar (@jdhankhar1) October 4, 2020
Alarming nosediving law and order scenario @MamataOfficial
Targeted political killings in spite of alert by Constitutional Head.
Neither ACS Home nor DGP @WBPolice responded.
To CM at 10.47 PM “Would like to speak to you urgently !”
Only silence that speaks volumes
— Governor West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankhar (@jdhankhar1) October 5, 2020
Shukla was reportedly shot in the head, chest and his back, first rushed to a private hospital in Barrackpore and then Kolkata but succumbed to his injuries.
A 12-hour bandh has been called on Monday by the Bharatiya Janata Party.