Phone calls with family led to Bulluks arrest say police

Phone calls with family led to Bulluks arrest say police

first_imgKolkata: Zakir Bulluk, a local CPI(M) leader and the mastermind behind the Amdanga violence, talked to his family members from his hideout in Rajasthan several times by using his mobile phone, which led to his arrest, a senior police officer from North 24-Parganas said.While being at large, Bulluk had not only switched off his cell phone, but also removed the SIM card. However, he later inserted the SIM card into his phone 2-3 times while calling his family members. This helped the police to track Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifehim.Three persons, including two Trinamool Congress activists, were killed when they were attacked by CPI(M)-backed goons in Amdanga last month.It may be mentioned here that Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee had visited the spot following the incident and assured the family members of the victims that the main accused would be arrested. Banerjee had also said that stern action will be taken against all those who were behind the attack.Bulluk has already been remanded in police custody after being brought to the city from Ajmer in Rajasthan. A team of the district police arrested the accused from a hotel at Ajmer, with the help of Rajasthan police. He was brought back to the city in a transit remand. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedDuring interrogation, the police came to know that Bulluk had visited some places in Maharashtra before going to Rajasthan, where he had taken shelter.Police said that they were tracking his mobile phone ever since the incident took place, but failed to make any breakthrough, until the investigating officers finally came to know about his presence at Ajmer.It has been learnt that the accused has admitted to his crime and told the police how he had stored huge amounts of bombs in the area to trigger violence. The local CPI(M) leader had tried to unleash a reign of terror by taking control over the area. He had also chalked out a master plan on how to attack some local Trinamool Congress leaders.Accordingly, local CPI(M)-backed goons had hurled bombs at the Trinamool Congress activists.Police said that the accused was adept in tying bombs and was also involved in various anti-social activities.It may be mentioned here that three persons were killed and at least 28 others were injured in a clash that broke out between the supporters of Trinamool Congress and CPI(M), in August. The district police have so far arrested 32 persons in this connection.last_img

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