Update: Srinu Naidu and Bheema succumbed to injuries.
Midnapore: Unidentified miscreants opened fire at TMC’s party office in Kharagpur and 5 were injured in this incident. TMC leader named Srinu Naidu and his followers shot at party office on Wednesday. Huge police reached on the spot. Srinu and others were sent immediately to the local hospital and after he was transferred to the Kolkata. Police launched investigation.
Till under 30 and not even a politician, A Sriniwas Rao Naidu now a powerful leader of Trinamool and he is also popular as a don.
The men reached the office at around 2.30 pm and drove away before an alarm was raised. They also hurled a crude bomb outside the party office.
“We are trying to find out who was behind the act and why they committed the crime,” said West Midnapore police super Bharati Ghosh.
Among those who were shot were Sinu Naidu, the husband of Pooja Naidu, a ruling party councillor of ward 18 of the Kharagpur civic body. Naidu won the election in 2015 on a BJP ticket, but later switched to Trinamool.
His rise to power has been meteoric – starting with a challenge to Basab Rambabu’s clout. Once a Forward Bloc man, Rambabu, by then, was enmeshed in his own problems. A changed political regime and legal issues were bogging him down. Rambabu has now bought his peace by aligning with the ruling Trinamool.