Kolkata: Bearing the brunt of his senior officials for showing shoddiness in a recent murder case of two CPI(M) leaders, a sub-inspector attached to a police station in Burdwan was suspended on Sunday. Burdwan Superintendent of Police SN Mirza said that sub-inspector Durgadas Bhattacharya had not submitted the postmortem reports of deceased CPI(M) MLA Pradip Tah and party leader Kamal Gayen, who were killed in a clash with suspected Trinamool Congress workers in Dewandihi on February 22.

According to Mirza, the postmortem reports were collected from the Burdwan Medical College Hospital by a constable Ajay Das who later handed it over to Bhattacharya.

Mirza further informed that, out of 30 cases assigned to Bhattacharya, he had not maintained dairies of 12 cases. He, however, dismissed the reports of Bhattacharya’s involvement in the CPI(M) leaders’ killings.

The sources say that the state CID, which is investigating the case, is not heading in the right direction.

Earlier on March 2, the Calcutta High Court had expressed shock at the non-submission of the postmortem reports along with other documents during the hearing of three PILs seeking CBI enquiry into the incident.

(JPN/Bureau)