West Bengal: Main accused in Malda assault case surrenders

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Malda, Dec 7: The main accused in the assault of officials of the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) surrendered to police today.

Biswajit Ray, who was a Trinamool Congress leader, surrendered to the Englishbazar police station this morning, police said.

Main accused in Malda assault case surrenders
WBSEDCL Divisional Manager of Malda Saibal Mazumdar has filed a complaint of assault of officials on Friday.

Following the incident, Ray was suspended from the Trinamool Congress for six years on Saturday. 

Seven more persons were arrested on Sunday in connection with the assault of officials of the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) by a Malda district Trinamool Youth Congress leader.

Police said two persons were earlier arrested after the WBSEDCL divisional manager of Malda Saibal Mazumdar filed a complaint of assault of officials on Friday by Trinamool Youth Congress leader Biswajit Ray alias "Bullet".

The total number of arrests in the case now stood at nine, police said.

The seven arrested were produced in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Malda and the verdict is awaited.

Earlier, the two arrested were produced in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Malda yesterday and remanded to judicial custody.

Ray was suspended from the party yesterday for six years after he allegedly assaulted WBSEDCL officials in protest against excessive electricity bills.

Ray however, is absconding, police said.

PTI

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