Kolkata: In order to clear all suspicions shrouding the death of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) legislator Mostafa Bin Quasem, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday ordered a judicial inquiry into the case.

The Bengal CM ordered state chief secretary Samar Ghosh to set up a committee for conducting the probe.

Announcing the probe at the Writers’ Building, Mamata said, “Bin Quasem family has expressed suspicion over his death. It’s my duty to ensure a thorough probe.”

70-year-old Quasem, who was elected from 24 Parganas – Basirhat assembly constituency, allegedly committed suicide on May 29 by jumping from the fourth floor of the legislators' hostel in the state capital.

Initially it appeared to be a suicide case, but questions were raised over his death after a detailed analysis of his suicide note.
On behalf of (CPI-M) it has been stated that Bin Quasem was disturbed because of his illness and he took the extreme step in depression.


(JPN/Bureau)