Baruipur: A Baruipur ACJM court on Sunday denied bail to former Trinamool Congress MLA Arabul Islam, accused of a murder of an independent candidate at Bhangar of South 24 Parganas.
Booked on murder and several other charges of the Indian Penal Code, Arabul was produced at the The judge sent Arabul in jail custody till June 8.
A sessions judge at Alipore court had already rejected the Bhangar strongman’s bail plea
Ex-TMC MLA Arabul Islam was arrested on CM Mamata Banerjee’s directive after the murder of an independent candidate at Bhangar of South 24-Parganas. Though he has won the panchayat samiti seat while in police custody.
Police had arrested him and seized scores of bombs from his house. However, his son Hakimul, who was also a candidate, is absconding. Hakimul too has won panchayat election.
He, however, gave himself a clean chit in the killing of Hafizul Mollah, a member of the Committee for Protection of Land, Livelihood and Ecology during the attack by the armed Trinamul workers at Natunhat during a rally in support of a group of independent candidates from Machhibhanga.
The former MLA claimed that he was innocent while alleging that he became a victim of a conspiracy.