Bankura: Former CPM MLA of Taldangra Assembly constituency in Bankura district has been arrested on Saturday for allegedly being involved in the murder conspiracy of a Trinamool worker.
Manoranjan Patra, 60, was arrested by police last evening and he has now been remanded to police custody by a court in Bankura. Patra was elected MLA on CPI-M ticket in 1996, 2001, 2006, and 2011.
He is accused of conspiring the murder of a Trinamool worker named Jan Muhammad Mullick, who was killed at Dhemnamara village at Purba Taldangra area on 13 September. Kahtra sub-divisional Court today sent him 10 day police custody.