Sisir Mukherjee, an alleged Trinamool Congress supporter, who had given shelter to Shyamal Karmakar, the prime suspect in the murder of anti-hooch crusader Sourav Chowdhury, was arrested from Sealdah station area on Monday, police said. “We arrested Sisir Mukherjee today from Sealdah,” additional SP Bhashkar Mukherjee said. Sisir would be presented at Barasat Court on Tuesday.
With today’s arrest, the number of persons arrested in connection with the July 4 murder went up to 12.
Police sources said Sisir, who once lived in Bamangachhi, had given Shyamal shelter in his Beliaghata house on July 5 and had also accompanied him to Tarapith in Birbhum. There, he had used a photocopy of his voter ID card to book a room for Shyamal.
Police sources also revealed that after prolonged interrogation of Shyamal, Sisir’s role in helping him get hideouts was revealed.
Sourav’s severed body was found between Bamangachhi and Duttapukur railway stations on July 5. He was kidnapped from near his house the previous night.