Howrah: A group of miscreants shot dead Howrah’s Bhatora’s TMC leader Imtiaz Ali on Tuesday night.
According to sources, Imtiaz along with his wife was going to a shop on Tuesday night. While they were mid-way and was near Gangarampur, the miscreants attacked him. Three goons fired 3 shots at him from a close range. The bullets hit him in his chest. He was rushed to the Uluberia sub-divisional hospital where he was declared brought dead.
The police assumes that the murder was the result of old rivalry. The police have sent the body for post-mortem and are looking for the goons.
It needs mention that last year on 16th June, TMC leader Manmatha and his brother Lalchand were shot dead near their house at Jaipur’s Bhatora. Local TMC leader Imtiaz Ali’s name got involved in this murder. However, Imtiaz had escaped from the area soon after the incident.
After hiding for several days, Imtiaz had surrendered to the police and was in jail. As per sources, 15 days ago he was released on bail. But he did not return to his area out of fear. Instead of returning to Bhatora, he started living at a rented house in Uluberia’s Gangarampur area.