ARRESTED Trinamool Congress councillor Shambhunath Kow on Monday accused party MLA Swarna Kamal Saha of framing him for the murder of 61-year-old party colleague Adhir Maiti in Dhapa in March this year.
I have been framed by Swarna Kamal Saha who was behind everything, he told reporters as he was being brought to participate in the KMC Borough 7 election.
Saha,however,brushed aside all the allegations saying those comments were of a deranged person and not to be taken seriously. He (Kow) has gone mad and is trying everything he can to get out of the mess that he has got himself into. Kow is the one who tried to evict the land illegally for his own vested interest and in the process killed another Trinamool cadre. Next,to save his skin,he had first accused Mayor Sovan Chatterjee and now has tried to drag me in it, Saha said.
On March 20,Kow,along with his musclemen had allegedly killed senior party member,61-year-old Adhir Maiti,following a quarrel over a piece of land in Mathpukur area of Dhapa where the councillor wanted to put up a market to rehabilitate hawkers. After that Chief Minister ordered Kows arrest and 20 days after the murder,he was arrested from a town in UP.