“We have a presence in all the villages of West Bengal. We will contest the Assembly polls in 2021. This is the first time that we will contest polls in Bengal, and we plan to contest in all the seats,” said AIMIM spokesperson Asim Waqar.
For the families of those who lost their lives in the violence that followed the Babri Masjid demolition on December 6, 1992 — a turning point in the Ayodhya dispute — the Supreme Court verdict on Saturday has meant a surge of mixed emotions.
On Saturday, four teams of CID, including a forensic team, arrived at the house and worked for over five hours to lift fingerprints and other clues, besides reconstructing the crime scene. They went around the neighbourhood and took statements from local residents.
Residents of Lebu Bagan area told The Indian Express that nearly one-and-half year ago, Pal and his family moved here and started living in the under-construction house. Recently, he built a small portico in front of the house.
However, police sources stated that preliminary investigation has ruled out the political angle behind the murder, adding that they are looking at various angles including a property dispute. Two persons have been detained in connection with the case.
CM Mamata Banerjee has repeatedly asserted that her TMC government will not let the NRC be conducted in the state. But this month, after the final NRC list was released in Assam on August 31, BJP leaders announced that the register will be applied in West Bengal.